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District Honors Its National Board Certified Teachers
Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Did you know that for the second consecutive year, Washington state has the most new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) of any state?  Score results released last month by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show a positive trend for Washington.    

According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington consistently ranks among the top in the country on other NBCT figures:

  • Number of new NBCTs:  854 (national ranking:  #1)
  • Number of renewed certificates:  775 (national ranking:  #2)
  • Total NBCTs:  10,859 (national ranking:  #3)
  • Percentage of teachers who are NBCTs:  18.74% (national ranking #2)
  • Percentage of NBCTs employed in Washington school districts:  approximately 88%

National Board certification is rigorous, requiring hard work, determination and continual self-reflection.  It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education and demonstrates a teacher’s commitment to excellence.

This week, the district is proud to recognize each of our National Board Certified Teachers in attaining this exemplary distinction:

Paul Hamann

Debora Ortner

Ridgefield High School

Austin Biel

Bob Ford

Bob Meek

Michael Raff

Brittany Rodin

View Ridge Middle School

Michelle Hankins

Katie James

Leilani Lamoreaux

Kristi Young

Sunset Ridge Intermediate School

Randi Christopherson

Erika Muir

Morning Stalcup

South Ridge Elementary School

Amy Hunt

Sara Marshall

Tiffany Quast

Union Ridge Elementary School

Ellen Ferrin

Mindy Morris

Shandel Oderman

Created in 1987 and implemented in Washington in 1994, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the quality of teaching and learning.