Seventeen educators earn National Board Certification

District second in Pierce County with newly certified teachers

Seventeen district educators recently earned National Board Certification. Thirteen percent of CPSD educators are National Board Certified!

In addition, ten 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.

“National Board Certification is the highest mark of accomplishment in our profession,” said Jan Lonsway, supervisor of professional development. “They exemplify a passion for excellence that fully aligns with our district’s mission to help all students succeed.”

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:

Cozette Shackelford, Clover Park

Destiny McFarlan, Clover Park

Melissa Juvik, Custer

Jessica Moore Jorgensen, Dower

Jeanette Mikita, Four Heroes

Ryan Harris, Harrison

Megan Schreiber, Idlewild

Kathleen Friend, Lake Louise

Rhiannon Barrow, Lakes

Jessica Babbitt, Lochburn

Noelle Heinrich, Oakbrook

Kensuke Shimizu, Open Doors

Annamarie Volz, Park Lodge

Miri McIntosh, Rainier