• January 12, 2022

    Congratulations to our teachers who recently achieved National Board Certification! In order to become certified through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, teachers complete a performance-based, peer-reviewed process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement. This is a rigorous process.

    This year's class of new NBCTs includes eight TCSS teachers, plus three who earned recertification. They are listed below. In all, TCSS is proud to have approximately 70 educators who hold National Board Certification. We appreciate their dedication to their students and to the profession of teaching.


    Polly Davis, Brookwood High

    Peyton Gradwell, Crestmont Elementary

    Suzanne Holt, Northport Intermediate (Achieved Recertification)

    Nathan Kenny, Hillcrest High

    Heather Lafoy, Gifted Specialist

    Amy McCown, Walker Elementary

    Kristy Smith, Instructional Coach (Achieved Recertification)

    Amber Thomas, Holt Elementary

    Tiffany Turner, Maxwell Elementary (Achieved Recertification)

    Karlie Wilson, Faucett-Vestavia Elementary

    Heather Wright, Holt Elementary