16 teachers earn national board certification
Sixteen Mukilteo teachers were among the 945 teachers statewide who earned the honor of being a National Board Certified teacher. The school district now has 79 teachers with the certification.
Earning the certificate in 2011 were Susan Cedar, Adrienne Chamberlain-Parris, Kathleen Church and Kimberley Perisho of Mariner, Cathy Chapman and Jennifer Geel of Discovery, Caroline Kim and Lori Osburn of Horizon, Ronald Pearson and Rebecca Smith of Voyager, Heidi Bloemker and Matthew Koepp of Kamiak, Jennifer Lahti of Odyssey, Kathryn Walker of Challenger, Deanne Findlay of Harbour Pointe, and Kirk Loschky of Olympic View.
Board certification requires teachers to submit a four-part portfolio and a six-exercise assessment.
The 10 entries document a teacher’s success in the classroom as evidenced by the learning of his or her students. A national panel of peers then assesses the portfolio.The state of Washington had the nation’s second highest number of teachers earning National Board certification in 2011 and, with more than 6,200 now holding the certificate statewide, is ranked fourth in the nation for the total number of National Board Certified teachers.