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NAAC 26th Annual Conference
Multiple Pathways, One Goal:
Effective Educators for All Students
March 6-9, 2016, Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans

Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will be the Opening Keynote at the NAAC annual conference! Peeples is a former journalist who completed her certification through West Texas A&M University's alternative certification program in 2003. She is an English teacher and instructional coach at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas.

News and Updates

Los Angeles USD Intern featured on TODAY show
David Crowley, one of three 2015 NAAC National New Teachers of the Year, was featured as an inspiring educator on the TODAY show September 14! A high school English teacher, Crowley was an intern in the Los Angeles USD District Intern Program. View the show here.

Mission Statement
The National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) is the professional organization that advocates for standards-driven nontraditional educator preparation leading to effective school staffing. NAAC reviews trends and issues to inform practices and policies relevant to recruitment, preparation, certification, support, assessment, and retention of high-performing educators.


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