Jefferson County educators Carol Taylor and Margaret Nanak are among nearly 4,000 teachers across the United States to renew their certificates as National Board Certified Teachers.

Taylor is a third grade teacher at G.R. Taylor Elementary School in White Hall School District. She certified in generalist/early childhood.

Nanak is a library media specialist at Southwood Elementary School at Pine Bluff School District. She certified in library media/early childhood though young adult.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, now in its 30th year, celebrates these teachers along with the nearly 20,000 currently pursuing board certification – seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished practice, according to a news release.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s class of renewed NBCTs,” said Peggy Brookins, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. “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.”

According to the release, 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,” according to the release.

Details: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, .