In FCPS leaders are recognized through a variety of avenues. One recognition is that of National Board Certified teachers. FCPS offers free preparation classes for qualified applicants. The Commonwealth of Virginia pays an annual stipend as it is available in the state budget.

The work towards NBCT status is substantial, but the rewards are significant. Teachers who have completed at least three years of successful teaching are eligible to work toward NBCT status. You must hold a valid teaching license.

The VEA offers National Board training courses that will prepare those interested in taking a national board path.

VEA National Board information:

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NEA National Board information:

NEA National Board Statement:

National Board’s direct website link:

  1. Teacher Appreciation Day at Nats Park

    September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm