Sean Hackney, English department chair for Minooka Community High School, can now add four letters behind his signature – NBCT.
Hackney learned of his National Board Certified Teacher recognition early last week through an email from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrates 3,907 new National Board Certified Teachers and another 4,446 board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certification in 2018.
These teachers join a growing community of board-certified teachers, now more than 122,000 strong across all 50 states. Illinois had 1,224 candidates for NBCT this year. Illinois traditionally outpaces the nation with high numbers of National Board Certified Teachers, frequently ranking among the top five states with the most new NBCTs.
Hackney, in his third year as English department chair at Minooka, earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating a proven impact on student learning and achievement.