A National Board Certified Teacher is the greatest gift we can give to a student, to a classroom, to our community.

Raise Your Hand is a bold initiative to add 500 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County school systems.

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Research shows that NBCTs increase student achievement, improve classroom management, and produce a higher return on investment for their schools and community.

We’re a smart community. North Alabama has one of the highest concentrations of engineers and STEM professionals in the country. We should have the highest concentration of NBCTs in Alabama and among our peer cities nationwide.

This is no quick fix. It’s a big challenge. It’s hard work. But your investment will create generational change in North Alabama as we empower teachers, improve classrooms and inspire students.

Our economy, workforce development and our future all depend on it.

Will you raise your hand to join us?

 

Your Investment in National Board Certified Teachers Generates Results.

Kindergarten students taught by NBCTs are 37% more likely to be
reading at the end of the school year and are 31% more likely to
reach grade-level standards.

Smarter, Earlier

Kindergarten students taught by NBCTs are 37% more likely to be reading at the end of the school year and are 31% more likely to reach grade-level standards.
Research shows that for every $1 invested in NBCTs, the community saves $31 on remedial education that isn’t needed when students meet learning standards.

Community-Wide ROI

Research shows that for every $1 invested in NBCTs, the community saves $31 on remedial education that isn’t needed when students meet learning standards.
Students taught by NBCTs demonstrate an increase in learning of 1-2 months per year. Gains increase even more among disadvantaged students.

Faster Gains

Students taught by NBCTs demonstrate an increase in learning of 1-2 months per year. Gains increase even more among disadvantaged students.
NBCTs increase their colleagues’ morale and retention by mentoring them and offering leadership within schools.

Instructional Leadership

NBCTs increase their colleagues’ morale and retention by mentoring them and offering leadership within schools.
Students taught by NBCTs gain an extra grade level of instruction
over the course of K-12 instruction.

Enhanced Learning

Students taught by NBCTs gain an extra grade level of instruction over the course of K-12 instruction.
NBCTs earn an annual pay
supplement of $5,000 per year.
NBCTs who teach in certain
subject areas and in one of
Alabama's 351 eligible schools can earn up to an additional $5,000 each year. This stipend increases teacher retention and injects up to $3.5MM into our local economy.

Economic Boost

NBCTs earn an annual pay supplement of $5,000 per year. NBCTs who teach in certain subject areas and in one of Alabama’s 351 eligible schools can earn up to an additional $5,000 each year. This stipend increases teacher retention and injects up to $3.5MM into our local economy.
NBCTs increase the present value of student lifetime income by $48,000.

Higher Earnings

NBCTs increase the present value of student lifetime income by $48,000.

Raise your hand to join the business community in funding 500 new National Board Certified Teachers.

Huntsville City Schools • Madison City Schools • Madison County Schools

This visionary initiative gives our community the highest concentration of NBCTs among our peer cities nationwide.
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COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS

Creative Cities Fund • Huntsville Committee of 100 • The Schools Foundation
(256) 652-6857 • P.O. Box 18864 • Huntsville, AL 35805