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    Forty-three Lake Washington teachers achieve, renew National Board Certification


    Highest certification a teacher can achieve

    Redmond, Wash. – Forty-three Lake Washington School District teachers achieved or renewed their National Board Certification®, as announced by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Twenty-four teachers were certified for the first time and 19 teachers renewed their certification this year; certifications must be renewed every ten years. Teachers from around the district completed the process and will be recognized at a future School Board meeting in 2019.

    According to NBPTS, 336 teachers working in Lake Washington Schools have earned their certification. National Board certification is considered the highest professional credential a teacher can obtain.

    “National Board Certification represents a strong commitment to pursuing a high standard of excellence as an education professional.” noted Dr. Jane Stavem, superintendent. “We know that excellent teaching is the number one factor in ensuring student success, and we’re proud to have so many teachers in Lake Washington who have achieved this national recognition.”

    Certification is a one- to five-year process that includes taking an assessment and assembling three portfolios. According to the NBPTS, completing the certification shows that each teacher knows and practices “the definitive standards of accomplished teaching.”

    Numbers released by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show the state of Washington is third overall in the number of National Board Certified Teachers in the country at 10,859.

    Each teacher achieves certification in a subject area and age range.

    The new National Board Certified Teachers are:

    Kirkland: 

    • Emerson High School: Andrea Frankenfeld – English Language Arts/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
    • Finn Hill Middle School: Ashley Rowe – Social Studies-History/Early Adolescence
    • Juanita High School: Theresa Vasquez – World Languages/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood 
    • Kamiakin Middle School: Rachael Perkins – Art/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
    • Keller Elementary School:
      • Mary Binder – Generalist/Early Childhood
      • Courtney Kirkpatrick – Generalist/Early Childhood
    • Lake Washington High School:
      • Heidi Menzenberg-Zvilna – Music/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
      • Ryan O'Connor – Social Studies-History/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
      • Bethany Shoda – Social Studies-History/Adolescence And Young Adulthood

    Redmond: 

    • Audubon Elementary School: Whitney Clarkin – Reading-Language Arts/Early And Middle Childhood
    • Baker Elementary School: Susan Hodges – English As A New Language/Early And Middle Childhood
    • Mann Elementary School: Sara Rigby – Generalist/Middle Childhood
    • Redmond High School:
      • Sharon Curry – Mathematics/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
      • Alison Kairis – World Languages/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
    • Rosa Parks School: Jennifer McCreary – Generalist/Middle Childhood
    • Rush Elementary School:
      • Alexandra Dompier – Generalist/Middle Childhood
      • Erica Nation – Generalist/Middle Childhood

    Sammamish:

    • Eastlake High School: 
      • Diana Baylor – Mathematics, Adolescence and Young Adulthood
      • Laura Flagg – Art/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
      • Michelle Okroy – Science/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
    • Inglewood Middle School:
      • Tracy Felton – English Language Arts/Early Adolescence
      • Jinda Rosmann – Science/Early Adolescence
      • Cindy Simon – Library Media/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood

    Achieved National Board Certification while in LWSD, but is no longer in LWSD: Joanna Guiler – Social Studies-History/Early Adolescence

    Teachers renewing their NBCT status:

    Kirkland: 

    • Juanita High School: Steven Juzeler – Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
    • International Community School: Nancy Sullivan – Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
    • Lake Washington High School: Jill Johnson – Mathematics/Early Adolescence
    • Lakeview Elementary School: Rachel Brackett – Music/Early and Middle Childhood
    • Northstar Middle School:
      • Robert Herold – Social Studies-History/Early Adolescence
      • Vincent Noto – English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
    • Sandburg Elementary School: Barbara Roy – Generalist/Early Childhood

    Redmond:

    • Redmond High School: Kathryn Badger – English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
    • Resource Center (Administrative):
      • Lee Ann Jackson – Generalist/Middle Childhood
      • Wendy Robards – Mathematics/Early Adolescence
      • Richard Snyder – Library Media/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
    • Rose Hill Middle School:
      • Thomas Charouhas – Science/Early Adolescence
      • Jason Ewert – Science/Early Adolescence
    • Willows (Administrative): Staci Allen – Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

    Sammamish: 

    • Eastlake High School: 
      • Erik Hanson – Mathematics/Early Adolescence
      • Elise Lamont – World Languages Other Than English/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
    • Inglewood Middle School: June Evanson – Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
    • Smith Elementary School: Kendall Howden – Generalist/Middle Childhood

    Teachers who renewed National Board Certification while in LWSD, but who are no longer in LWSD: Emily Borden – Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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    Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with nearly 30,000 students in 54 schools.