• National Board Certification 

    What is National Board Certification?

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) was formed in 1987 with an objective of advancing the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards. National Board Certification, which is the highest credential in the teaching profession,is a voluntary certification process. Participants of this process are evaluated by high and rigorous standards for accomplished teaching through performance-based assessments.  

    Certification typically takes from one to three years to complete. As a part of the process, candidates build an e-portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching. Certification is currently available to educators in 25 subject areas. 

    *NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. 

    Pitt County Schools National Board Certification Support Program

    Pitt County Schools avidly supports and encourages its teachers to maintain professional teaching standards in the highest manner. Our program has been developed for the support of teachers that wish to pursue higher goals and standards in educating the students of Pitt County. National Board Certification is a comprehensive process that develops and upholds teaching standards for the 21st Century and  reflects the qualities of education that we see as most valuable.  

    Mission of Pitt County Schools National Board Certification Program 

    The mission of the National Board Certification Support Program is to provide individual guidance, assistance, and recognition to our teachers throughout the certification process.  








Degrees and Certifications:

Kim Smith

Career Pathway Specialist

National Board Support Lead



Jeff Bell

Career Pathway Specialist 

National Board Support Co-Lead