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A John P. Ellbogen Foundation Initiative


The Initiative

To Provide Foundation Support for Statewide Actions Designed to Strengthen the Quality of Classroom Teaching in Wyoming’s Public Schools by Increasing the Number of National Board Certified Teachers to a Level of National Leadership.

What we Do

General Focus Areas of the Initiative

  • Recruiting applicants to participate in the National Board Certification process
  • Providing support to teachers in the process
    • Financial assistance with assessment fees
    • Professional development specific to the National Board process
    • Local cohort and one-on-one guidance by trained Candidate Support Providers and Initiative staff
  • Recognizing the success of National Board Certified Teachers through the granting of awards and public events



The Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative completed it’s final year/cohort (2023/2024) of support for National Board Certification. We are no longer providing fee support for candidates.

Contact Us

Please contact either Barb Maguire, our Lead Facilitator or Mary Ellbogen Garland, President of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation with questions or comments.

(307) 259-6480 (Barb)

(307) 761-1898 (Mary)

P. O. Box 1670 Laramie, Wyoming 82073

Contact Barb & Mary