TST BOCES special education teacher Laura Havill has been appointed the Regional Coordinator of the Southern Tier Region for the National Board Council of New York (NBCNY).
NBCNY is a network with seven regions; each region has two national board certified teachers who act as bridge builders, collaborating with stakeholders to support the mission of the NBCNY Network and its parent organization, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
The mission of the NBCNY Network is to engage and support educators, throughout their career continuum, to elevate the profession of teaching and positively impact all students.
Havill hopes that, in her new role, she can spread information and encourage interest in what she calls “the best, most targeted professional development you can do.”
“I hope that we can begin building a foundation of accomplished, Nationally Board Certified Teachers in our region,” she said.
The NBCNY website explains that the organization “strives to provide awareness and establish support structures for teachers and school districts to pursue the National Board Certification process [and] work to increase the number of teachers that pursue national certification and develop effective NBC support programs across the state.”
According to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards’ website, “National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.”
Those interested in pursuing National Board Certification themselves or obtaining more information for their district should consider attending an upcoming “Next Steps” workshop offered by Havill at BOCES on November 15. Register through MyLearningPlan at: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10453&H=1&I=2185070.
TST BOCES special education teacher Laura Havill works with a student in class; Havill recently was appointed as the Regional Coordinator of the Southern Tier Region for the National Board Council of New York (NBCNY), an organization that seeks to empower teachers to benefit students and education.