Adrienne Mack-Kirschner, Ed.D., NBCT, is an education consultant and speaker with vast experience as a classroom teacher, mentor, writer, literacy coach, and support provider for candidates applying for Certification throught the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). She developed and directed NB support programs at the University of California, Los Angeles, and for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has personally supported more than 700 teachers in the certification process, enjoying one of the highest success rates in the country. Adriennes publications include The Teachers Guide to National Board Certification: Unpacking the Standards (2003), The National Board Certification Workbook: How to Prepare Your Portfolio (2003), and A+ Parents: Help Your Child Learn and Succeed in School (1998). Her website is www.accomplishedteaching.com.