15 Shoreline teachers earn National Board Certification

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fifteen Shoreline teachers recently earned the prestigious National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification, commonly referred to as "National Board Certification." 

Jenny Breed – Shorecrest
Hannah Crowder – Shorewood
Kristianna Johnsen – Shorewood
Barbara Keeley - Meridian Park
Rhonda Okazaki - Lake Forest Park
Kimberly Olsen – Shorecrest
Michael Rhyne – Syre
Wayne Smolinsky – Einstein
Jeb Thomas- Brookside
Rachel Trudelle – Briarcrest
Linda Vassallo – Syre
Linnea Wheaton – Einstein
Trent Wieburg – Shorewood
Stacey Zachau – Shorecrest
Jennifer Zadow - Shoreline Center - Student Services 

This brings the total number of National Board Certified Teachers in Shoreline Public Schools to 92.

National Board Certification is a methodical, thought-provoking process for teachers to increase their understanding of the art of teaching while demonstrating the skills and characteristics of excellence in education.

The lengthy application process is an extensive series of performance-based assessments that includes teaching portfolios, student work samples, videos and thorough analyses of the candidates’ classroom teaching and student learning. Teachers also complete a series of written exercises that probe the depth of their subject-matter knowledge, as well as their understanding of how to teach those subjects to their students. The entire process can take between 200-400 hours.

“We are incredibly proud of all of our teachers and certificated staff who have earned their National Board Certification,” said Superintendent Rebecca Miner. 
“I hope our entire school community will join me in congratulating and recognizing these individuals for their efforts, perseverance and success in obtaining this prestigious certificate.”


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