Who is the NM National Board-Certified Teacher Network?
In 2001, a group of National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) met and envisioned a statewide network of NBCTs. The New Mexico National Board-Certified Teacher (NMNBCT) Network was born and charged with working together to advance the work of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in New Mexico.
Our mission is to promote Accomplished Teaching throughout New Mexico. We do this by offering professional development opportunities throughout the teaching continuum. Advocating for early career teachers and leadership opportunities for NBCTs, promoting and educating teachers about the National Board’s Body of Knowledge, supporting candidates through the National Board Professional Teaching certification process and celebrating when achievement is attained. By offering opportunities to all constituent groups, we aim to support and recognize all New Mexico NBCTs in all school districts in the state and at the state legislature.
Where we are:
- 59 teachers in New Mexico achieved National Board Certification in 2019. This represents a 5% INCREASE. We now have 1276 National Board-Certified Teachers in the state, teaching in Public, BIE, and Charter school districts. 58 NBCTs also renewed their certification.
- Kudos to Ruidoso for their first NBCT!
- New Mexico ranks 11th nationally in the percentage of NBCTs teaching in the state (6.05%) and 21st in the nation overall in 2019. NM ranks 17th for the number of new NBCTs and 16th for the number of NBCTs who have renewed. We have more NBCTs in NM than Texas, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Nevada, or Wyoming.
- 1276 NM teachers have achieved Board Certification. Many of NM NBCTs and National Board Candidates teach in Title I schools. Continued support will ensure equitable access for all of New Mexico’s students, urban and rural.
- Top 5 districts total number certified are Albuquerque (651 and 16th in the nation), Santa Fe (76), Las Cruces (57), Rio Rancho (55), and Los Alamos (44).
- Bureau of Indian Education teachers are currently engaged in the Board Certification process as part of a national effort to increase achievement for Native American students.