NBCNY's Featured NBCT: 
                        Kenneth Huff


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Kenneth Huff, NBCT from Williamsville CSD in Western NY was nominated by an NBCT colleague to be our NBCNY Featured NBCT because he  believes in transformational leadership through NBCTs.

"Education is constantly in a state of flux. However, we cannot let a changing landscape and what is hard get in the way of what is right. The beneficiaries of our leadership are our students, the future citizens of our society. Leadership is key in successful transformation in education. We can turn our expectations for a better tomorrow into actions that make a difference for our students. Leadership is important for us as NBCT’s because it is a mechanism that we bring to the various components of transformation in education in ways that will improve K-12 teaching and learning."

The NYSED Shanker Grant 2021-22  Candidate Application period is now open! 

You may be eligible for funding the National Board Certification Process.

Please read the directions carefully.


The Albert Shanker grant was established to defray the costs of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)* certification to eligible New York State public school teachers. The New York State Education Department through the Albert Shanker Grant makes funding available to support eligible New York State public school teachers seeking their first National Board Certification.

District Reimbursement from NYSED.  If you completed your submission of all 4 components in the 2019-20, your district is be eligible to receive a $500 NYSED reimbursement for supportive services.  Instructions are posted on http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/albert-shanker-grant-program Aug 2-Oct 2021. Please provide your District this resource to apply for this reimbursement by November 5, 2021.

NBCTS- Updates from NBPTS about the

Maintenance of Certification

  Register for a free session on MOC!


The Renewal and Maintenance of Certification pages have been updated on the National Board website. Take a look at the following:


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