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15 KSD Teachers Receive National Board Certification

Kent School District is proud to announce that 15 teachers have been certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for 2013. Being a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) is one of the highest honors an educator can achieve.             

                                          

These teachers have typically spent at least 400 hours working on their applications and portfolios. This includes a video of a lesson, a detailed narrative of what occurred during that lesson, essays about the teacher's beliefs and theories related to teaching and learning, and reflective writing regarding their teaching strategies.

 

 “On behalf of the KSD Board of Directors and the KSD staff, I congratulate these teachers for this outstanding achievement,” said Superintendent Dr. Edward Lee Vargas. “These teachers are examples of the dedication and commitment KSD staff has toward providing a quality education for each and every one of our students.”

 

Research has determined that national certification has a positive impact on teacher retention, student achievement, and professional development. KSD will honor these teachers at the Feb. 13 board meeting at the district office located at 12033 SE 256th St. in the lobby area and board room. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and recognition by the board of directors is at 7 p.m.

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2013:

 

Caitlin Arian

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Emily Chapin

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Christopher Crew

English Language Arts/Early Adolescence

Erica Eller

Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood - Young Adulthood

Jennifer Heath

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Peggy Houden

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Kathleen King

Social Studies – History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Summer Lenhart

English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Timothy Martin

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Erin McKee

Social Studies – History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Suzanne Newbury

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Joleen Ream

Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood - Young Adulthood

Mary Roberts

Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Billie Ryan-Howard

Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood - Young Adulthood

Beth Shoemaker

Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Sara Sweester

Physical Education/Early and Middle Childhood


 
For more information on the National Board Certification program and to see the complete list of KSD teachers who have received National Board certification, visit www.nbpts.org.