Jefferson teacher recognized for leadership by NBPTS


Sarah Yost, a National Board-certified teacher in the Jefferson County schools, has been recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) for her leadership during the COVID-19 emergency.

As part of its observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, NBPTS asked NASDTEC to help it recognize, celebrate and support the ways teachers – and particularly National Board-certified teachers – are leading during the COVID-19 emergency.

Yost and eight other teachers were featured in “Teacher Leadership in Uncertain Times: Recommendations from Board-Certified Teachers for School, District and State Leaders,” an NBPTS publication that spotlights their work and provides suggestions for policy leaders to support teacher leaders and all teachers during this time.

Yost, a school staff developer and former middle school English/language arts teacher, collaborated with the Kentucky Department of Education to pass legislation during the pandemic that allows teachers to pursue National Board certification earlier in their career and achieve an accompanying salary increase.