JCPS celebrates record number of newly nationally certified teachers

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More Jefferson County Public Schools teachers than ever have earned the highest standard in teaching, according to a news release from JCPS.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has awarded a record 62 teachers National Board Certification, making JCPS fourth in the country for newly nationally certified teachers.

JCPS now has 330 nationally certified teachers, more than school districts in New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

The district also helped Kentucky obtain the sixth-highest number of new nationally certified teachers in the country, 2,980, ranking it tenth in the nation.

"I commend all of our National Board Certified Teachers for their dedication to our children and their academic success," said JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens. "These teachers are furthering our mission to provide instruction that inspires so that all students graduated prepared."

To be eligible for National Board Certification, teachers must have taught a minimum of three years, hold a valid state teaching license and possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

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