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Five SVSD Teachers Earn National Board Certification


Congratulations to five Snoqualmie Valley educators who recently earned National Board Certification for their professional teaching standards:


  • Nikita Armbruster, SES Teacher
  • Dawn Dugan, TFMS Counselor
  • Meredith Macvean, K-5 Instructional Coach
  • Haley Smith, CKMS Teacher
  • Karen Waters Brown, TFMS Teacher


For a second year in a row, Washington State ranks first in the country for having the most new National Board Certified Teachers.


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.