Going the Extra Mile to Pursue Educational Excellence

Posing together Shirley Ferguson, NBCT (Hall High School) Peggy Brookins, NBCT & President/CEO of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Sandra Courtois-Lawrence, NBCT (Otter Creek Elementary
July 15, 2015 - Two LRSD teachers were among the five Arkansas National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) invited to attend the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Academy held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The National Board Academy is an annual event during which highly engaged stakeholders collaborate, share ideas, and build plans to bring accomplished teaching and National Board Certification to scale. The work aims to strengthen the professional career continuum for teachers, embed Board certification into school systems, and mobilize NBCTs across the country by capitalizing on the collective knowledge of Academy participants.

The 2016 National Board Academy, guided by the theme "Leveraging Leadership and Inspiring Action," connects participants with their peers to learn about innovative models and build practical, action-oriented plans for the 2016-2017 school year.

Mrs. Courtois-Lawrence also participated as a member of the NBCT Census Focus Group representing Arkansas. Members of the focus group analyzed Census data in an effort to use the data for mobilization of NBCTs in their state.

( Shirley Ferguson, NBCT (Hall High School) Peggy Brookins, NBCT & President/CEO of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Sandra Courtois-Lawrence, NBCT (Otter Creek Elementary)