The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards last month announced its latest class of certified teachers. Congratulations to the following local teachers in the Edmonds School District who received the honor: Carolyn Althauser (College Place Middle), Anne Gregerson (Sherwood), Keri McManus (College Place Middle), Erica Morgan (Sherwood), Karen Rautenberg (Seaview), Bob Shepard (Seaview), Soraya Soltani (Edmonds Elementary) and Sam Wahbeh (Edmonds-Woodway High).
National Board certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession. A voluntary process established by NBPTs, certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that typically takes more than a year to complete and measures what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. This process requires teachers to demonstrate how their activities, both inside and outside of the classroom, improve student achievement. The application process includes submitting portfolio entries and passing examinations.