Nine Snoqualmie Valley teachers earn challenging board certification
January 25, 2011 · 11:48 AM
Nine teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley School District recently received their certifications from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. They were honored at a recent meeting of the Snoqualmie Valley School Board for successfully completing the challenging process, and bringing the number of board-certified teachers in the district to 23. The teachers are: Melanie Breitbach, Lisa Truemper, and Diana Young-Blanchard of Mount Si High School; Elise Cooksley of Two Rivers School; Paul Dobberfuhl and Catherine Fredenburg of Chief Kanim Middle School; Chris Harting of Opstad Elementary School; Gerald Maher of Snoqualmie Middle School; and Kyle Wallace, Twin Falls Middle School.
Superintendent Joel Aune commended the teachers for “exemplifying the profession of teaching.”
The certification process is long and rigorous. Teachers must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their subject matter, and commitments to student learning and professional development. They also go through a strict peer review and challenging testing process.