Re: National Boards
Yes, it is "hard"...much thinking, planning, writing,rewriting and triple writing. It is worth it. It took me two years. My principal was supportive. Find other people in your district/school who are supportive. Maybe your professional development consultant. Those folks usually handle the National Boards process with employees. I would be glad to communicate with you via email/snail mail for support, proof reading and general feedback. I am currently assisting five elementary art teachers in process.
GOOD LUCK! GO FOR IT!
Remember, IT IS hard to soar like an eagle when you work with a bunch of turkeys!