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-Barack Obama
January 25, 2011

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About NAAC

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.

Definition of Alternative Certification

NAAC Statement on Assessment and Evaluation of Programs

Board and Staff

NAAC Bylaws

NAAC Standard Operating Procedures

NAAC Committees

NAAC Strategic Plan

NAAC Statement on Effective Teaching

NAAC one-page overview

NAAC Regions

Region 1: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Region Rep: Marjorie McCabe, PhD

Region 2: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Region Rep: John T. Parker, Major USAF (Retired)

Region 3: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Region Rep: Dawn Basinger, EdD

Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Region Rep: Tina Johnson, MA, MEd

Region 5: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC
Region Rep: Brian Evans, EdD

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