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About Us

Welcome! We are excited to launch our first Hawaii NBCT network website! Our NBCT network is a recognized local network affiliate of the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards. All Hawaii NBCTs, Candidates, Future Candidates and Supporters are invited to join our network.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification is the highest professional distinction available in education. It benefits students, teachers, and school systems by advancing the quality of teaching and learning.

National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education, and is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board certifies teachers who successfully complete its rigorous certification process.

Our Mission:
Our mission is 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 the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and Kamehameha Schools.

Our Leadership Team:
Tracey Idica, NBCT, State Coordinator
Lisa Espiritu, NBCT, HSTA NBCTs Lead
Mari Sunabe, NBCT, Kamehameha NBCTs Lead
Jonathan Gillentine, NBCT
Carolyn Kirio, NBCT
Michael Kline, NBCT
Diane Mokuau, NBCT
Kristilyn Oda, NBCT
Logan Okita, NBCT
Malia Perry, NBCT
Traci Rosario, NBCT

Our 2020-2021 Candidate Support Providers
Lisa Espiritu, NBCT
Jonathan Gillentine, NBCT
Kehau Hikila, NBCT
Tracey Idica, NBCT
Carolyn Kirio, NBCT
Michael Kline, NBCT
Diane Mokuau, NBCT
Malia Perry, NBCT
Sarah Razee, NBCT
Camille Romero, NBCT
Traci Rosario, NBCT

Our Statewide NBCT Ambassadors:
Deborah Anderson, NBCT – Waiakea Intermediate School
Shelly Andrews, NBCT – Kailua High School
Rachel Arashiro, NBCT – Honolulu District Office
Brenda Barker, NBCT – Kanuikapono Public Charter School
Julie Bonilla, NBCT – Holomua Elementary School
Perry Buchalter, NBCT – Molokai High School
G. Malama Chong, NBCT – Kea’au High
Patricia Contee, NBCT – Salt Lake Elementary
Karen de Brum, NBCT – Lana’i High and Elementary School
Sheri Funasaki, NBCT – Makakakilo Elementary
Jonathan Gillentine, NBCT – Retired
Stacie Kaichi-Imamura, NBCT – Salt Lake Elementary
Denise Karratti , NBCT – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Miki Kubo, NBCT – BKM Complex Area
Shiu Katie Ling, NBCT – Mililani High School
Abby Markulis, NBCT – King Kamehameha III
Naomi McCall , NBCT – Maui High School
Erin Medeiros, NBCT – Kanuikapono PCS
Jonathon Medeiros, NBCT – Kauai High School
Angie Miyashiro, NBCT – Ka’u High and Pahala Elementary
Phyllis Nakama-Kawamoto, NBCT – Executive Office on Early Learnimg
Shahinaz Nassar, NBCT – Wailuku Elementary School
Scott Oberg, NBCT – Keonepoko
Kristilyn Oda, NBCT – Leadership Institute
Lisa Oka, NBCT – Moanalua High School
Logan Okita, NBCT – Nimitz Elementary School
Lory Peroff, NBCT – Waikiki elementary
Malia Perry, NBCT – Waiakea Elementary
Susanna Rivera, NBCT – Kea’au Elementary School
Kathleen Royer, NBCT – King Kamehameha III Elementary
Teressa Shimizu, NBCT – Farrington High School
Haley van Weemen van Noord, NBCT – Lahaina Intermediate

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