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National Board Certification 2019-2020

Interested in National Board Certification? Interested folks can watch the webinar here.  Please feel free to contact Juliette Longchamp at [email protected] or 802-224-2421 with any questions, or if you would like a cohort in your school/district/area.  As NBCTs in Vermont attest, "National Board Certification was one of the best professional learning experiences in my career and opened up teacher leadership opportunities." 

Interested in starting the journey?  We will have cohorts in the following schools.  If there is not a sight near you, contact Juliette Longchamp to see if she can organize a cohort, or register for the online cohort.

Spaulding High School, Barre, Vermont - Erin Carter, NBCT, Facilitator

Caledonia Central, Danville - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT Facilitator (Hybrid- In person and online)

Mt. Anthony, Bennington - Meaghan Morgan-Puglisi, NBCT, Facilitator

North Country School District, Newport - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT, Facilitator

Online - Monday - Kate McCann, NBCT, Facilitator

Online - Tuesday - Timony Norris, NBCT, Facilitator

Hazen Union, Hardwick - Kelly Robinson, NBCT, Facilitator

Chittenden County - Hybrid - Juliette Longchamp, Ed.D., NBCT, Facilitator

Register for a cohort here.

Vermont-NEA is the Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certification.  We have 85 or so current National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the classroom, but 173 teachers have achieved National Board Certification.  Some NBCTs have retired and some are in other education positions. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been certifying teachers since the early 90s against rigorous standards.  Although this is a voluntary certification, it is a natural continuum of our profession.  Accomplished professional teachers, as evidenced by National Board Certification,  is a growing voice of our profession.

NBPTS has a website for board certified teachers and those wishing to become board certified.  

Click here for the Guide to National Board Certification.

For other National Board Resources go to

2019 Accomplished Teacher Reception - March 15, 2019 at The Steakhouse Restaurant in Berlin.


National Board Renewal Course

Vermont-NEA has developed a class for NBCTs up for renewal.  This year, participants up for renewal are those who certificates expires in 2020 or 2021.  Through review of the Five Core Propositions, Standards for Teaching, three types of writing, theories of leadership, and best practices within content areas, NBCTs create their Profile of Professional Growth and submit it to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and achieve renewal of their National Board Certification.  Note:  For NBCTs with an expiration date of 11/20, this is your last opportunity to renew.  For NBCTs with an expiration date of 11/21, this is your first opportunity to renew, but your last opportunity to renew under the Profile of Professional Growth.  Beginning the 20-21 school year, NBPTS has changed the renewal process to a "Maintenance of Certificate" or MOC, which is a five-year certificate.

View the registration form here.


For NBPTS resources including videos, handouts, and other important information can be found here.  Below, you will find an informational Prezi and short videos.



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