I’m glad you’ve found us! We’ve come a long way since we began our Hawaii network seven years ago. Hawaii NBCTs are making a difference across the state. Whether you are already an NBCT or just starting your journey, join us!
Together we are #NBCTstrong!
Our Mission: To advance the quality of teaching and learning through a collaborative network of NBCTs, candidates and other professionals, to connect network participants with teacher leadership opportunities, and to promote the sharing of ideas and expertise within our network through our partnerships with Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Hawaii State Teachers Association and Kamehameha Schools.
HEA Welcomes Jonathan Medeiros as New Director
Mr. Medeiros has taught at Kauai High School for over 15 years. During his time at Kauai High, he has held various positions including ELA department head, Gay-Straight Alliance school club co-advisor and Upper Academy co-lead. Other educational programs that he has been involved with include: designing and directing the Kauai Teacher Fellowship, serving as a member of the Leadership Institute, and opening the AP program to all Kauai High School students. Mr. Medeiros has not only achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, but has become an advocate and leader for National Board certification.
Teacher leadership and advocacy is an important part of promoting change. Be sure to register for the #NBAcademy Teacher Leadership strand! It is from July 21-23 📅 and free to all educators looking to be a part of transforming the teaching profession. https://hubs.ly/H0RRDNH0
Join this year’s National Board Academy July 21-23! This free, virtual event is open to all educators and will focus on the process, tips to get started, and offer a deep dive into the National Board Certification process. There will also be a Keynote series which will feature compelling national speakers addressing social justice, diversity, and equity in education. Certificates of attendance will be provided. Read more
Mark your calendars for this summer’s National Board Academy. Held virtually from July 21-23, this free three-day conference is open to all educators. The line-up for this year’s event is being finalized and will feature a range of sessions on topics including teacher leadership, advocacy, education equity, teaching in the current landscape, and pursuing and maintaining National Board certification.
One strand will be specifically for educators pursuing National Board certification but because the National Board is a resource for the teaching profession, any educator is welcome to join.
Visit our dedicated National Board Academy site for all of the currently available information.
Component 1 Scheduling Challenges
If you have questions about test center locations or appointment availability for Component 1 testing, please refer to the VUE website, use the live chat feature, or call VUE customer support at 1-888-288-3028. Additional information and tips for scheduling Component 1 testing can be found here.
The Hawaii DOE, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board and Kamehameha Schools invite you to join us at our annual National Board Celebration on Monday, April 19 at 5:00pm. This virtual celebration will be live-streamed on the Hawaii State Teachers Association Facebook Page and YouTube channel beginning at 5:00 pm. Hawaii is #NBCTstrong! #TeamNBCT!
Introduction by Logan Okita, NBCT, HSTA Secretary, Nimitz Elementary Teacher
Special Guest Speakers:
• Peggy Brookins, NBCT, NBPTS President and CEO
• Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Ige
• Dr. Kishimoto, Hawaii DOE Superintendent
• Wendy Erskine, Poʻo Kumu, Principal, for Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School
• Branden Kawazoe, HTSB Chairperson, Kaiser High School Counselor
Recognition of New and Renewed NBCTs
Congratulations on obtaining your National Board Certification or renewing your National Board Certification. We are so proud of the hard work that you have put into achieving this recognition, especially as each of you were given unexpected situations due to the current pandemic. Please hold the date for our first Virtual National Board Certification Celebration. We are excited at the opportunity to celebrate and recognize all of our teachers together and all on the same day, April 19th at 5 pm. You should receive an email with this information soon!
This year’s celebration will be virtual. To help us prepare, we need all newly certified and those that renewed this year to send us the following information no later than April 12, 2021.
Presentation of Certificates Slideshow:
Aloha National Board Certified Teachers –
Congratulations on obtaining your National Board Certification or renewing your National Board Certification. We are so proud of the hard work that you have put into achieving this recognition, especially as each of you were given unexpected situations due to the current pandemic. I am reaching out again to ask that you hold the date for our first Virtual National Board Certification Celebration. We are excited at the opportunity to celebrate and recognize all of our teachers together and all on the same day, April 19th at 5 pm.
As mentioned this year’s celebration will be virtual. To help us prepare, we need all newly certified and those that renewed this year to send us the following information no later than April 12, 2021.
Presentation of Certificates Slideshow:
We need a photo of you. ( This photo can be in your classroom, at your school, with your family, enjoying your favorite past time, etc. Make it a picture that represents you!)
We also need a paragraph about you to use with the photo. (What are you accomplishments, your experience, and/or you passions as it pertains to teaching.) Please keep this information to one paragraph.
We are going to put together a video to show during the ceremony. We would like submissions of short videos that express what the certificate means to you or how the work will impact your teaching.
Video Requirements: 1-2 minutes long, recorded from phone or webcam. If you choose to do the video please record it with your phone horizontal not vertical
If we receive more than 5-6 videos, they may be compiled in a marketing video to inspire other teachers.
To submit the picture/paragraph and/or video please send to Diane Gibson at email@example.com.
You might be wondering how you and your family will be able to “attend” this virtual event. We want you to be celebrated by everyone who has supported you in this effort, so we will live stream the celebration on the Hawaii State Teachers Association Facebook Page and YouTube channel. This will allow access to the celebration regardless of where you or your support team are located. All of our livestreams are saved, so should someone miss the celebration, they can view it at a later date.
Please send your information soon! We want each of you included in the celebration. We are so proud of the work you have accomplished and we look forward to celebrating with you in April!