LAKEWOOD, WASH—Seventeen Clover Park School District educators recently earned National Board Certification. Thirteen percent of CPSD educators are National Board Certified.
In addition, 10 educators renewed their certification.
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. As part of this process, teachers must analyze their teaching content and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
Since 2005, 217 district staff members have achieved National Board Certification. Clover Park currently has 119 NBCT on staff.
“Earning National Board Certifications indicates an educator has shown the determination and dedication to be at the very top of the teaching profession,” said Jan Lonsway, supervisor of professional development. “Putting together a portfolio and successfully analyzing their own teaching requires a great deal of hard work and passion for educating the students in our district.”
According to numbers released by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Washington state has the largest group of newly certified National Board Certified educators for the second consecutive year. A total of 854 Washington state educators achieved their certification this year, placing Washington third nationwide in the number of NBCTs (10,859).
New National Board Certified teachers are:
- Cherri Adams, Tillicum Elementary School
- Jessica Babbitt, Lochburn Middle School
- Rhiannon Barrow, Lakes High School
- Kathleen Blue, Woodbrook Middle School
- Kathleen Friend, Lake Louise Elementary School
- Ryan Harris, Harrison Preparatory School
- Noelle Heinrich, Oakbrook Elementary School
- Melissa Juvik, Custer Elementary School
- Destiny McFarlan, Clover Park High School
- Miri McIntosh, Rainier Elementary School
- Jeanette Mikita, Four Heroes Elementary School
- Jessica Moore Jorgensen, Dower Elementary School
- Melissa Roach, Woodbrook Middle School
- Megan Schreiber, Idlewild Elementary School
- Cozette Shackelford, Clover Park High School
- Kensuke Shimizu, Open Doors
- Annamarie Volz, Park Lodge Elementary School