Local teachers earn National Board certification

April 23, 2013

The Issaquah School District has 15 more National Board Certified teachers, bringing its total to 112.

National Board certification is considered the highest professional credential a teacher can obtain and typically takes more than a year to complete. It requires teachers to demonstrate how their work improves student achievement and their knowledge of the subjects they teach. As part of the process, teachers build a portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching.

Washington, with a total of 6,740, is now fourth in the nation for most National Board certified teachers. Those who complete the process receive a $5,000 bonus from the state.

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