NBCT Intent to Mentor -
Application for 2022-2023 is CLOSED
Opening date for 2022-2023: September 7, 2022 at 10:00AM
Application Closes: February 24, 2023 at 12:00 Midnight
Final Submission Date for Logging Hours: May 12, 2023 at 12:00 Midnight
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Intent to Mentor application. National Board Certified Teachers continue to make a positive impact by mentoring their peers to promote school improvement, improve student learning, and develop accomplished teachers through collaborative learning communities. The dedication of National Board mentors is recognized and respected by those in the educational field.
The Illinois State Board of Education is showing their support for the positive impact that National Board Certified Teachers make through mentoring. Please take a moment to contact to your state representatives
to thank them for their continued support in funding NB candidates and NB mentoring.
Statement of Intent to Mentor
The 2022-2023 Statement of Intent to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development is to be completed only if you are an eligible Illinois National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) who intends to mentor during the 2022-2023 school year. Mentoring hours can be logged between September 7, 2022 and May 12, 2023.
An annual incentive of no more than $1,500.00, prorated at $50.00 per hour, for up to 30 hours, shall be paid to each qualified educator currently employed as a full-time teacher or counselor in an Illinois public school district or retired from an Illinois public school, who:
holds a current Professional Educator License with a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards designation,
- is a current National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), and
- agrees to provide up to 30 hours of mentoring and/or Professional Development related to NBPTS standards.
NOTE: Retired teachers are required to obtain a letter from the Illinois pension system that is currently being drawn from. That letter is to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All NBCTs (including retired teachers) will receive payment to their home address rather than through their district. If NBCTs are not already a vendor in our system, they must complete a W-9 form. Upon completion and approval of up to 30 hours, we will determine your vendor status. If a W-9 is required, it will be sent to you with the other required documents in your attestation email.
Funds will be dispersed on a first come, first-served basis, with priority given to teachers employed by low-income or low-performing schools.
NBCTs must complete and submit the Statement of Intent to Provide Mentoring and/or Professional Development Application no later than February 24, 2023 to be eligible for mentor compensation.
NOTE: Completing this application does not obligate you to mentor or provide professional development.
Mentoring or Professional Development shall include at least one or more of the following activities:
- Assist first-time candidates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
- Assist retake candidates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
- Assist renewal candidates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
- Provide mentoring and/or professional development to a group or individual in the education field related to the NBPTS standards.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the NBCT to locate teachers and/or NB candidates to mentor or provide professional development. The exception will be for those NBCTS selected as mentor/coaches through the NBRC Candidate Mentor/Coach training.
Logging NB Mentoring Hours
Within 7-10 business days of completing the Intent to Mentor application and being approved, you will receive an email containing the link to log mentor hours. Please save this email, as the link to the form is not available anywhere on this website. If your name is on the approval list
and it's been 7 days since the list was last updated and you haven't received the approval email, please check your spam folder. If it's not there, please email email@example.com
Before logging any mentor hours, please carefully review this guide for important information on Intent to Mentor policies and procedures, as well as guidance on describing your mentoring activities.
In order to qualify for the compensation for mentoring, you must complete and submit the Documentation of Mentoring Services between September 7, 2022 and midnight on May 12, 2023.
Statement of Intent to Mentor Online Application
1. Read all information thoroughly for understanding.
- The Intent to Mentor Online Application must be submitted no later than 12:00 midnight on February 24, 2023. Late forms will not be accepted.
For assistance regarding Intent to Mentor issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due to the large number of email generated by the Intent to Mentor application, please allow 5-7 business days for a response.