The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
~ Thomas Edison

National Board Support Program


Teachers need the support of National Board Certified Teachers, fellow candidates, and other mentors as they measure their practice against high and rigorous standards of teaching and learning. The Center for Teacher Leadership provides teachers with structured opportunities to clarify each aspect of the certification process and a network of support as they strive to meet the highest standards established for the profession.

 We encourage you to join the National Board Candidate Support Listserv  where you can network with other candidates and National Board Certified Teachers. Direcections  To our Join listserve click here.

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META Candidate Support Program: a National Board support program for teachers in Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, and Richmond Public Schools only.

Eleventh Annual National Board Certification Pinning Ceremony. Thirty seven teachers -- including eleven VCU alumni -- from Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico achieved National Board Certification in 2012 through the Center for Teacher Leadership.

Additionally, would you want to be the first to learn about teacher leadership opportunities, CTL trainings, and other exciting events? We encourage you to Join the CTL Teacher Leaders Network


Contact CTL ( to establish a National Board Candidate Support Program in your area.

Visit the to learn more about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process.

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