National Board

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) improves teaching and student learning. National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCT) are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards.

Becky Turner and Katie Penrod are our first two National Board-Certified Teachers since implementing a program in the Bowling Green R-1 School District a few years ago to incentivize and encourage teachers to get board-certified.  Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offer 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student development levels. A National Board Teacher Certificate is valid for five years with the opportunity to renew certification.

Please visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for more information. Revisions are being made to the certification process, and interested candidates will need to stay informed on any updates through the NBPTS website.