North Elementary teacher Noraa Ransey has been selected for a committee for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Ms. Ransey will serve on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards Committee. The committee is tasked with developing standards in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all National Board certificate areas.
Ms. Ransey is a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading/ELA in Early and Middle Childhood. She teaches first grade at North Elementary School in Calloway County. As a National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Minority Teacher Mentor, she works with educators pursuing National Board Certification and through the Kentucky Education Association she recruits teachers of color and sees them through hiring, the first year and beyond. She works with a National Education Association (NEA) cohort to mentor aspiring educators taking their Praxis. In addition, she helped create the national diversity modules with NEA. At the state level, she has served on the Kentucky NBCT Network Board and chaired the Diversity Committee. She promotes scholarships and social-emotional wellness and was the 2020 Kentucky Education Association Teacher of the Year.