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Posted February 10, 2016

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32 APS Teachers Earn National Board Certification in 2015

APS continues to rank nationally in number of certified teachers.

NBCT Mary Haney and her third graders at Coronado ES.

UPDATE: We've added a teacher who had been omitted from the list sent by the The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Albuquerque Public Schools ranks 19th in the nation in the number of teachers earning National Board Certification, with 32 teachers achieving the distinguished honor in 2015.

APS now has more than 530 teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

“Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher takes a lot of hard work and commitment. Those who accomplish this lofty goal should be commended, not only for their dedication to the profession, but for going the extra mile to assure their students get the best education possible,” said APS Acting Superintendent Raquel Reedy. “Congratulations to the 32 teachers who earned national certification last year and to the more than 500 APS teachers who have attained the honor.”

About half of the 63 teachers in New Mexico who earned board certification last year are from APS.  

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization that advances the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching. National Board Certification is a voluntary system that certifies teachers who meet high and rigorous standards.

The APS teachers certified in 2015 are:

For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, visit

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