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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. See NYSED Website for details!


NYSED Albert Shanker Grant

Candidate Application Period Is Open for 2023-24

Please let your district office know that there is:

District Reimbursement for support services for

National Board Certification

June 15, 2023 – August 31, 2023:

Each eligible teacher’s sponsoring school district shall be eligible to receive a direct reimbursement from NYSED for candidates who completed the National Board process in the 2021–2022 cycle ONLY.

The reimbursement in an amount up to $500 to cover the cost of supportive services, which may include costs such as hiring a substitute teacher for up to three days or the duration of such eligible teacher’s approval leave, whichever is less.  

See NYSED website for more information. This information also will be coming out in the NYSED newsletter this month.

NBPTS Homeroom: Homeroom is a new hub of sequenced resources designed to help you navigate your Board certification journey, whether you are just starting or have already completed components. You will see suggested timelines that will help you manage your time throughout your process.


NBPTS Intro to National Board Webinars Coming

Aug 2nd and Aug 23rd at 7pm

New York State now has 2,298 NBCTs
Celebrate the 73 new NBCTs
and 137 NBCTs Maintained their NBC!
730 educators are currently pursuing
National Board Certification!

Special thanks to NBPTS, NYSED, NYSUT, NYS Teacher Centers, Districts,
BOCES and facilitators for their support.

New NBPTS NY State Profile -share this with an interested administrator!

NBCNY's  Featured NBCT
Kathleen Palmieri

"Being a part of learning communities is truly something I’ve gained from my National Board Journey. There is a camaraderie and a spirit that inspires me to continue to grow and share. It is a transformative process that guides and inspires me."


Read More about Kathie's Why

Kathie Palmieri, NBCT

Middle Childhood Generalist

Shenendehowa CSD

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Regional Stories from the field

This collection of stories demonstrates the impact NBCTs are having in each of the 7 NYS regions.  Read to learn how NBCTs are contributing to the profession and their impact on colleagues and students. 

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The National Board for

Professional Teaching Standards recognized NBCNY and 20 other National Board Networks that model excellence in support of the National Board’s mission

NBCNY is an approved Sponsor of NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.


The National Board Council of New York (NBCNY) is an affiliate network of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). 

Visit our NBCNY Shop  for NBCT merchandise

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