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-Barack Obama
January 25, 2011

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Welcome to NAAC

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

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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.

News and Updates

Congratulations to Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. 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. NAAC member Susan Loe Allen, who has directed the WTAMU program for 15 years, says, "Shanna makes a difference every day for students in her classroom. We celebrate the commitment to student success that this honor represents, and the WT family is proud to have had a part in her preparation as an educator."


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