When I wrote about the Chicago strike, I said that Karen Lewis was one of the few–if not the only–union leader who was a National Board Certified Teacher.
I have heard of two more NBCT union leaders. Let me know if you are aware of others.
Stacey Miller, the president of the Maumee Education Association in Ohio, won NBCT status in 2001. The other is in Tacoma.
A member of the union in Tacoma writes:
One comment, my union, Tacoma Education Association, was on strike last fall for 8 days. We were on strike over how displacement is determined and our union leaders along with a new superintendent put together a great solution. Our president who led us masterfully through the strike is Nationally Board Certified and upon completing his term of office took the position of COO for the National Board. Our current president who was VP for the last term is also National Board Certified. Granted we’re much smaller than Chicago with only about 2400 members in our council but we do elect master teachers to lead us.