Teaching & Learning

Get Involved with the Louisiana NBCT Network!


Why National Board?

The National Board Certification Teachers have met the profession's highest standards. Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment, which typically takes three years to achieve. Research demonstrates that students of National Board Certified Teachers perform better on standardized measures of achievement, and these educators create a “Halo Effect,” improving the quality of practice and learning in neighboring classrooms.

New Candidates

If you are a current NBCT interested in hosting an Information Session for potential candidates, please contact Gretchen Lampe at glampe@lae.org.  

If you are a potential candidate, please join an upcoming regional Information Session as they are announced and review the Guide to National Board Certification.

Candidate Support

If you are a current NBCT interested in helping to lead and guide the renewed Louisiana NBCT Network, please contact Dr. Dolores Cormier-Zenon at (337) 278 8845 for more details.

Policy and Supplements

To encourage educators to invest personal time and resources into professional development, the Louisiana Department of Education supports salary supplements to certain nationally board certified school personnel. The State of Louisiana must update current legislation to in order to put students first and to provide opportunities for great teaching and learning.

The legislation we support says that National Board reimbursement to school boards should not be contingent on legislative appropriation; rather the Department of Education should annually reimburse school boards. Additionally, there should be no time restriction on supplement distribution if National Board Certifications are up to date.

Upcoming Events

The LA-NBCT Network open house events for Louisiana NBCT's:

WHAT: Louisiana NBCT Network Open House - NORTH

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riser Middle School - 100 Price Drive, West Monroe

Questions and RSVP to Leslie Birdon at (318) 732-8208.