Kent School District announces 2012 National Board Certified Teachers

Kent School District staff congratulated 25 teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for 2012, at a board meeting Feb.8. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is one of the highest honors an educator can achieve.

Kent School District's 2012 Class of National Board Certified Teachers celebrate together at a school board meeting Feb. 8.

Kent School District's 2012 Class of National Board Certified Teachers celebrate together at a school board meeting Feb. 8.

Kent School District staff congratulated 25 teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for 2012, at a board meeting Feb.8. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is one of the highest honors an educator can achieve.

These teachers have typically spent at least 400 hours working on their applications and portfolios. This includes a video of a lesson, a detailed narrative of what occurred during that lesson, essays about the teacher’s beliefs and theories related to teaching and learning, and reflective writing regarding their teaching strategies.

Congressionally mandated research has determined that national certification has a positive impact on teacher retention, student achievement, and professional development.

“On behalf of the district Board of Directors and the district staff, I congratulate these teachers for this excellent achievement,” said Edward Lee Vargas, district superintendent. “This is a great example of the dedication and commitment district staff has toward providing a quality education for each and every one of our students.”

 

The award-winning teachers are:

– Susan Bailey, Covington Elementary, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

– Marla Boyd, Kent Lake, World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

– Robyn Enders, Horizon Elementary, Generalist/Middle Childhood

– Douglas Ferguson, Martin Sortun Elementary, Generalist/Middle Childhood

– Rebecca Fry, Jenkins Creek Elementary, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

– Stacey Gruenich, Jenkins Creek Elementary, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

– Debra Hanninen, Millennium Elementary, Generalist/Middle Childhood

– Karyn Higgins, Kent Elementary School, Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

– Nancy Katzer, Meridian Middle School,    Physical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

– Renee Kuehn, Panther Lake Elementary    Generalist/Early Childhood

– Zachary Lenihan, Kent-Meridian High School, English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

– Karen Love, Mill Creek Middle School, English Language Arts/Early Adolescence

– Theresa Martin,Kent-Meridian High School, Health/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

– Eric Moran, Meeker Middle School, Social Studies – History/Early Adolescence

– Brandy Morella, Daniel Elementary, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

– Teresa Paladino, Scenic Hill Elementary, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

– Michael Papritz, Kentridge High School, Social Studies – History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

– Chase Parsley, KentLake, Social Studies – History/Early Adolescence

– Irma Perez, Meadow Ridge Elementary, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

– Alicea Rieger, Kentridge High    School, Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

– Sarah Sage, Millennium Elementary, English Language Arts/Early Adolescence

– David Sarino, Kentridge High School, English as a New Language/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

– Erik Siehl, Kent-Meridian High School, English as a New Language/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

– Charlene Vermilion, Millennium Elementary, Generalist/Middle Childhood

– Elizabeth Zamora, Kentwood High School, World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

 


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Courtesy Photo, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Judge finds probable cause to hold Kent man for kidnapping girl

Man, 40, reportedly grabbed 6-year-old girl in East Hill apartment complex parking lot

t
King County residential property values rise 12.4% in SE Kent

King County Assessor John Wilson begins to release 2024 numbers

t
Three 11-year-old girls in Kent help stop kidnapping of 6-year-old girl

40-year-old man reportedly grabbed girl in apartment complex parking lot on East Hill

t
Kent Police seek male teen driver in fatal hit-and-run on East Hill | Update

Teen reportedly driving stolen vehicle and fleeing police during Saturday, July 13 incident; victim identified

t
13-year-old boy fatally shot in Kent on East Hill near Turnkey Park | Update

Boy found shot near apartment complex Tuesday night, July 16 identified by medical examiner

t
Kent School Board votes 3-1 to send levy to voters in November

Capital projects and technology levy reduced from $192 million to $97 million after previous failures

t
Kiwanis clubs to place painted rocks at downtown Kent parks

Purpose is to ‘spread joy and positivity’

t
Driver caught on I-5 in Kent using fake passenger in HOV lane

Driver called it a ‘training aid’ after State Patrol trooper pulled her over near South 272nd Street

t
Kent Police seek public’s help to find woman missing since 2009

Release sketch of what Alyssa McLemore might look like today as detectives seek to solve case

Courtesy Image, Sound Transit
Far right lane of southbound I-5 in Kent to close for 2 weeks

July 21 to Aug. 5 between South 259th Street and South 272nd Street for light rail drainage work

t
Kent firefighters extinguish three separate brush fires on West Hill

Fire breaks out early Friday morning, July 12 in wooded area west of Interstate 5