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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

School district employs 21 Nationally Certified teachers


January 22, 2013

Washington State was recently recognized as ranking second nationally in National Board Certified Teachers for 2012, behind North Carolina.

“In total, 6,817 Washington public school teachers have successfully completed the rigorous two-year process for becoming National Board Certified Teachers,” The Washington Education Association said in a statement.

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards NBCT make a huge impact on their student’s achievements in class.

“Research shows that students taught by Board-certified teachers consistently achieve higher gains in student achievement compared to peers who are not taught by Board-certified teachers, making learning gains equivalent to an extra one to two months in school,” they said.

Lake Stevens School District is honored to have 21 of their teachers who have passed the rigorous course that takes two years to complete.

Lake Stevens School District has 21 teachers who are NBCT reaching almost every school within the district.

Lake Stevens School district is honored to have these teachers on staff and realizes the added time and effort they have placed on giving students the best education possible.

“Our Nationally Board Certified teachers are accomplished educators who have met high and rigorous standards,” said Dr. Amy Beth Cook, superintendent of Lake Stevens School District. “Becoming certified is an intense and challenging process. These teachers positively impact student achievement and are leaders amongst their peers. I’m very proud of their dedication to our students and their profession.”


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