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FWPS Honors Outstanding Educators Achieving National Board Certification in the 2023 Cohort

FWPS Honors Outstanding Educators Achieving National Board Certification in the 2023 Cohort
Image of 6 FWPS educators being recognized at the school board meeting for earning their National Board Certification

In a momentous celebration of academic excellence, Federal Way Public Schools proudly acknowledges the remarkable achievements of its 2023 cohort of National Board Certified Teachers at the January 23, 2024, school board meeting.

National Board Certification, revered as the pinnacle of teaching excellence, represents the "gold standard" in teacher certification. This esteemed recognition is a testament to the unwavering commitment of educators to meet the board's high and rigorous standards, ensuring high-quality instruction and fostering impactful learning experiences for their students.

Heartfelt congratulations are extended to the following educators for attaining this professional certification:

  • Amy Adams, Valhalla Elementary School, certified in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early And Middle Childhood
  • Brandy Green, Valhalla Elementary school, certified in Generalist/Early Childhood
  • Amber Nitta, Sunnycrest Elementary School, certified in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early And Middle Childhood
  • Christine Rangeloff, Federal Way Public Academy, certified in School Counseling/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
  • Rachel Wegener, Federal Way High School, certified in English Language Arts/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
  • Christine Young, Lake Grove Elementary School, and Camelot Elementary School, certified in Library Media/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards emphasizes that scholars taught by Board-certified teachers excel beyond their peers. Notably, this positive impact is even more profound for BIPOC and low-income students. Board-certified teachers play a pivotal role in enhancing the academic landscape by fostering high levels of achievement, assuming instructional leadership roles, and supporting their colleagues.

Federal Way Public Schools takes immense pride in the accomplishments of our dedicated teachers, recognizing their unwavering commitment to advancing scholar learning and success. These educators are not just contributors to their school communities, they are catalysts for academic excellence and champions of a brighter future for all students

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