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National Board Certified Teachers

As a resource for teachers, this portion of the Albemarle County Public Schools' web site will provide information about the National Board certification process. This site is intended to provide preliminary information about the support Albemarle County Public Schools can offer candidates, to answer questions about the certification process, and to provide updated information and support for current candidates.

For comprehensive information about the certification process, please visit the web site for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.


If you have three years of successful teaching in one or more early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary schools (applicants for ECYA/School Counseling must have completed three years of successfully serving as a school counselor) consider joining Wendy Eckerle, on Monday, September 18th at the ARC for an informational meeting about the process and benefits provided by ACPS. Our next meeting to begin the process will be on Monday, September 25th. Please also mark the following dates on your calendar for meetings: October 16th, October 30th, November 13th (At Baker-Butler), November 27th, and December 11th (At Baker-Butler). Meeting locations TBD unless specified.


If teachers or principals have questions about the process after they review the information below, they can contact Becky Fisher at or Wendy Eckerle at

Who should apply? Teachers seeking National Board Certification must have at least three years teaching experience and a valid teaching license. Teachers who seek certification are innovators, leaders in their schools and in their communities, and people who seek new challenges. This is a difficult process, requiring much writing, videotaping, reflecting, and finally, an exam. But – it is also a rewarding process – professionally, and economically.

Financial Incentive for National Board Certified teachers

For more information: Visit the National Board website.




For more information on National Board Certification or on the Albemarle County Public Schools mentoring support for candidates, please contact Becky Fisher or Wendy Eckerle.

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