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Dedicated Teachers Earn/Renew National Board Certification


Congratulations to four Snoqualmie Valley educators who recently earned or renewed their National Board Certification for professional teaching standards.

  •  Julia Brown, CKMS Teacher (English Language Arts/Early Adolescence) completed the rigorous requirements to become newly-certified.

And, three others renewed their National Board Certification:

  • Elise Cooksley, TRS Teacher (Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood)
  • Jacqueline Kuno-Ross, TRES Teacher (Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood)
  • Kyle Wallace, TFMS Teacher (Science/Early Adolescence)

Washington State is the 2nd highest state in the nation, for having the most new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).


National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that has been recognized by the National Research Council as having a profound positive impact on student learning, improving teaching, and making schools better. To earn this distinction, teachers must meet rigorous teaching standards that involve in-depth study, self-assessment, peer review and expert evaluation in their subject area. National Board Certified Teachers help students develop the necessary skills to thrive in school, in the workplace, and global economy.


For more information, visit the National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) website or Washington’s OSPI NBCT webpage.