SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 100
May 7, 1999
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||National Board Certification|
Teachers interested in becoming a candidate for National Board Certification are invited to submit the attached pre- candidacy application form to Sandra Aldrich, Teacher Education Development Specialist, Department of Education, by July 1, 1999. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards was created in 1987 as a voluntary certification process for teachers and is designed to complement, not replace, initial state licensure. Individuals interested in seeking National Board Certification must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, have completed three years of successful teaching experience, and be employed as a teacher in Virginia. During the 1998 General Assembly session, funding was appropriated to continue the incentive grant program for teachers seeking certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This funding provides $1,000 grants to pay half of the $2,000 application fee. In addition to the General Assembly funding, the Virginia Department of Education has received a Candidate Subsidy Grant from the National Board which will fund the remaining $1,000 per applicant. A teleconference on the application process is scheduled for May 26, 1999, from 3-4 p.m. at the following Virginia sites: Bristol Manassas Virginia High School Grace E. Metz Jr. High 1200 Long Crescent Drive 9700 Fairview Avenue Melfa Norfolk Eastern Shore Community College Granby High School 29300 Lankford Highway 7101 Granby Street Roanoke Bridgewater Governor's School for Science (Rockingham County) and Technology Turner Ashby High School 2104 Grandin Road 800 North Main Street South Boston Marion Halifax County High School Marion Sr. High School Highway 129 848 Stage Street Richmond (Henrico County) West Point Varina High School West Point High School 7053 Messer Road 2700 Mattaponi Avenue Teachers interested in participating in the teleconference or receiving additional information on the National Board Certification process may contact Sandra Aldrich at(804)225-2096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PDS/sa Attachment: A hard copy of this memo and its attach- ment will be sent to the superintendent's office.