The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and MPE are working together to drive awareness of Board certification among Mississippi educators as part of an exciting new grant opportunity from the Hewlett Foundation. We are seeking 10 Mississippi NBCTs to serve as NBCT Ambassadors. Ambassadors will share information with fellow educators and administrators about the power of the Board certification process and the positive impacts of Board certification for students. Activities will include attending a one-day virtual training and conducting interviews of Mississippi educators to determine awareness of and barriers to certification. Work will take place from October of 2020 – June of 2021. Training, materials, and support will be provided. Ambassadors will receive a stipend for this work.