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The mission of the National Board Professional Teaching Standards, known as National Board, is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process.

Missouri ranks 22nd in the nation in its total of
856 National Board Certified Teachers.

In 2013, 70 teachers in Missouri achieved National Board Certification, the profession’s highest recognition of accomplished teaching; 52 educators (74%) are from the St. Louis region. Congratulations to the following districts:

Rockwood (18)
Maplewood-Richmond Heights (9)
Lindbergh (7)
Parkway (7)
Francis Howell (4)
Kirkwood (3)
Hancock Place (2)
Hazelwood (1)
University City (1)

The top five school districts statewide (by total number certified) include Rockwood with 112, Francis Howell with 99, Park Hill with 73,  Independence with 51, and Lindbergh with 37.