Mississippi Celebrates 176 New NBCTs
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Posted by: Kelly Riley
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently notified 3,831 teachers throughout the nation that they had achieved National Board certification! Mississippi gained 176 new NBCTs! Mississippi ranks 7th (tied with Illinois) for the number of new NBCTs. As shared previously, 107 Mississippi NBCTs renewed their certification earlier this fall. With 4,339 NBCTs, Mississippi ranks 7th in the nation for the total number of NBCTs. We rank 4th in the nation for the percent of teachers who are NBCTs (13.72%).
These new NBCTs work in 61 school districts, as well as 4 Choctaw Tribal Schools, as compared to 44 districts and 1 tribal school in 2018’s new NBCTs. Madison County School District has the greatest number of new NBCTs with 16, followed by DeSoto County, Lamar County, Lee County and Petal with 9 each. At the school level, Sumrall Elementary in Lamar County and Mannsdale Elementary in Madison County each gained 4 NBCTs. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has designated the Oxford and Pontotoc school districts as “Accomplished Districts,” as at least 20% of the districts’ teachers have achieved National Board Certification. Congratulations to these two districts!
If you are an NBCT candidate who may have fallen short of certification this year, please do not give up! Your journey is critical to your professional growth. If you haven’t already done so, partner with one of Mississippi’s World Class Teaching Programs, as they provide invaluable support and resources to candidates.