CKSD Educators Achieve National Board Certification
Pictured (left to right): Board President Chris Stokke, Dan Kontos (OHS), Scott Borgmann (CKJH), Cynthia Larson-Faragalli (WO), Janet Hegtvedt (BR), Andrea Tabert (SI), Penny Timm (CV), Janice Jacobson (BR), Lisa Pitcher (CV), David Pitcher (KSS), Superintendent Greg Lynch
Not pictured: Heidi Erickson (BR), Mindy Halstead (BR), Robbin Scheer (CO)
Twelve educators were honored by the Central Kitsap School Board during their meeting last Wednesday night for attaining National Board Certification. This is the highest number yet for our District!
Honorees, family members and friends came to celebrate at a reception prior to individual recognition at the School Board meeting where each teacher received a personalized frame to display their certificates. In addition, CKSD Superintendent Greg Lynch presented the School Board President, Chris Stokke, with a “perpetual plaque” listing the names of all CKSD National Board Certified teachers. The plaque will be displayed permanently in the Jenne-Wright Administration Center, and new names will be added each year.
In his address to the assembly, Superintendent Lynch shared the following:
“It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and determination to earn National Board Certification. We currently have 29 National Board Certified teachers; 8 teachers earned their Certification last year and twelve teachers this year, over a 30% increase! I am exceptionally proud of their success and dedication to excellence. It also is a testament to our District’s commitment to advancing student learning and to the importance of powerful teaching and learning.”
This year, 1,248 Washington teachers were certified, placing the state second nationally in new National Board Certified teachers. Washington’s 3,974 total National Board Certified teachers place the state fifth in the nation.
Congratulations to all the honorees for all of your dedication and hard work in completing such a distinctive level of achievement!
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