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New Hanover County Schools Among 81 Districts in the Country Named to National Board’s Accomplished District Program 

New Hanover County Schools has been named as an “Accomplished District “ by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.The National Board recently unveiled a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will initially honor 81 districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification,* encouraging teachers to be their best and effectively driving student learning. 
The 81 Accomplished Districts come from ten states including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. 
 “In New Hanover County Schools, we are proud to be among the top districts nationwide being recognized as National Board Accomplished Districts. We know that teachers drive student learning. One of the ways we work to assure students have access to the best teachers is to encourage teachers to become National Board certified. These teachers clearly teach to high standards and reflect on their practice to get better every day,” said Dr. Kimberly O’Briant, Supervisor of Professional Development.
“High quality teaching is the most important in-school factor impacting student learning. The districts that measured up to be included in the National Board Accomplished District program understand the value of accomplished teaching and support teachers to be their best. We encourage state and district leaders to support National Board certification because NBCTs have a measurable impact on student learning – and what parent anywhere doesn’t want the best possible teacher for their children?” said Peggy Brookins, a National Board Certified Teacher and the president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Districts will be recognized with an award for the district office and unique celebrations for the NBCTs in those districts.  New Hanover County Schools will unveil a banner and recognize educators who achieved or renewed National Board Certification at the Board of Education meeting on February 4, 2020.