Snoqualmie Valley Named a National Board Accomplished District
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced a new program that recognizes school districts that have worked hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program is honoring 81 school districts across the nation in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification.
Snoqualmie Valley School District is among the 81 Accomplished Districts from 10 states that qualified for this honor, encouraging teachers to be their best and effectively driving student learning.
“We are proud to be among the top districts nationwide being recognized as National Board Accomplished Districts. Every day, our educators are focused on engaging and empowering all Snoqualmie Valley learners. Teachers who become National Board certified clearly demonstrate their commitment to high teaching standards and honing their practice – an investment of time and research that directly benefits our students and improves our schools,” said Superintendent Rob Manahan.
“High quality teaching is the most important in-school factor impacting student learning. The districts that measured up to be included in the National Board Accomplished District program understand the value of accomplished teaching and support teachers to be their best. We encourage state and district leaders to support National Board certification because NBCTs have a measurable impact on student learning – and what parent anywhere doesn’t want the best possible teacher for their children?” added Peggy Brookins, a National Board Certified Teacher and the president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
When the National Board confirms the names of educators who will complete their certification in 2019, along with those renewing their national board requirements this year, our district looks forward to celebrating our Snoqualmie Valley staff again. In the past, we’ve learned about these achievements in December.
For more information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, please visit their website at: www.nbpts.org.