Top of their game: teachers with National Board Certification
Earning National Board Certification is an intensive process that takes more than a year, requiring the submission of portfolios and undergoing extra observations by fellow educators. I learned more about it researching my Sunday story about Katya Denisova. (Katya will answer your questions on this blog this week, so post your comment today.)
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which administers the certification program, sent me a neat little spreadsheet listing how many teachers have earned the credential in each of Maryland's 24 school systems. I've compiled some interesting tidbits.
Maryland school district with the most nationally board certified teachers: Montgomery County (300)
Second place: Anne Arundel (87)
Maryland school district with the fewest nationally board certified teachers: Garrett County (1)
Somewhere in between: Harford County (14), Carroll County (22), Howard County (23), Baltimore City (24), Baltimore County (62)
Total number of nationally board certified teachers in Maryland: 822