I am really excited about the new leader of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Ron Thorpe. He seems to be a great match for the organization that is primed to enter a new era and transform into more than a credentialing agency. Here is an excerpt from the post I just published on the Teaching 2030: Future of Teaching Blog I co-write with Jose Vilson and other future thinking educators.
The NBPTS holds at the ready what may be the most powerful untapped resource for educational change in our nation: 91,000 accomplished teachers. Ron, I hope you are prepared (and eager) to collaborate with these expert educators in authentic ways. I hope that you, an accomplished executive, are able to recognize the limits your expertise—learning from and leading with accomplished educators who have a deep understanding of teachers and teaching.
I hope that I get to meet Ron some day and get to know him a little better, and I hope that we get to know him through what he does, not just what he says.