Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has 144 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) – making it the fourth highest in Virginia.
In addition, VBCPS has the second highest number of candidates in the Commonwealth currently working on their certification.
According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, this certification is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Created by teachers for teachers, National Board Certification is a voluntary certification system based on high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. It takes anywhere from three to five years to complete. Candidates are required to demonstrate their mastery of content knowledge, provide a portfolio demonstrating how they differentiate instruction based on student needs, provide videos of their teaching in action, and submit a portfolio demonstrating evidence that they are effective and reflective practitioners.
Congratulations, VBCPS NBCTs!