• National Board Certification

  • National Board Certification

    National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential.  It complements, but does not replace a state's teacher license.  It is valid for 10 years, and is renewable.

    National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do. 

    National Board Certification is available nationwide for most preK-12 teachers.  As part of the certification process, candidates complete 10 assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. The assessments include four portfolio entries that feature teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge.;

    • 100,000 + National Board Certified Teachers nation-wide
    • 1467 National Board Certified Teachers in New York State
    • 18 National Board Certified Teachers in Buffalo (see list at right)

    NBPTS Standards are based on the Five Core Propositions that form the foundation for what all accomplished teachers should know and be able to do and provide a reference that helps educators link teaching standards to teaching practice.

    Five Core Propositions:
    • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
    • Teachers know the subjects they reach and how to teach those subjects to students.
    • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
    • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
    • Teachers are members of learning communities.


  • District National Board Certified Teachers
    • Robert Alt
    • Nicole Buccilli
    • Stephanie Curthoys
    • Dr. Tonya Chavers
    • Mary Dileas
    • Teri DiPasquale-Mahar
    • Patricia Frey
    • Sebastiana Giuca-Bauman
    • Daniela Hager-Carbonara
    • Deborah J. McCarthy
    • Marlene Merzacco
    • Nadia Nashir
    • Beverly Palmer
    • Caroline Parrinello
    • Kristin Reeves
    • Wanda Schoenfeld
    • Karli Sullivan
    • Rebecca Zuch
    • Lan Zhang