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:
Ridgefield High School
View Ridge Middle School
Sunset Ridge Intermediate School
South Ridge Elementary School
Union Ridge Elementary School
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.