Welcome to the National Board Academy Mobilization and Advocacy Community! You matter every day! Your voice as a professional educator matters now more than ever. Together we can shine light on even the darkest of issues and serve as a lighthouse of hope and guidance for the rest of the profession. Policymakers at every level of government are making decisions that impact our lives, our finances, and the future of every child. Each of us can speak up and do what we do best; educate and inspire. We can't expect others to understand the realities of our classrooms until we share them. Together we can move the create the future we and our students deserve. A future where every child has an accomplished teacher and that teacher has all the support they need and deserve. With most education decisions being made at the state and local level, it is critical that we are active informed voters and build and maintain connections with school boards, administrators, and local legislators. Are you ready to connect with your local officials and tell them how they can best support your students? Have you invited another teacher to join you in this professional journey? Please share your thoughts on how you can educate the decision makers and how this learning community can support you!