Kimberley Sanders, an English teacher at Booneville High School is one of nearly 4,000 teachers across the United States to renew their certificate as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, now in its 30th year, is excited to celebrate these teachers along with the nearly 20,000 teachers currently pursuing Board certification — seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished practice.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s class of renewed NBCTs. These teachers have proven that they teach to the highest standards – and 10 years later, they have put in the work to show their commitment to their practice and to their students. Research makes clear that their students are the true beneficiaries,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT and President and CEO of the National Board.

Sanders acquired her original certification in 2007 and successfully renewed her certification this year.

“Teaching is my passion, and the National Board Process provided me the opportunity to evaluate my own teaching skills and to learn a variety of new teaching strategies,” said Sanders.

Working to establish a professional career continuum for teachers, the National Board is at work across the country, setting the expectation that all teachers should demonstrate accomplished teaching via National Board certification and become leaders in their schools and communities. Every child should have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished teacher.