It is VERY sad...that a principal would date say this. It would be to the advantage of the principal to have MANY teachers pass this. It is an HONOR in our school system.
Our principal is very supportive and VERY MUCH encourages all of our teachers to do this...even rewarded those this year with an additional computer for their classroom...mine was a NEW one...and that makes 3 computers for my classroom.
> Our elementary vocal music teacher just got her NBCT, and we were talking about
> it in the teacher's lounge just now, and I said something about wanting to start
> that process, and my principal said something like "oh, but that's really
> hard". Such encouragement.