The Roll of Honor recognizes accomplishments, achievements, awards and other notable activities of and by students, staff and educators, presented by Sumner School Board Superintendent, Dr. Sara Johnson.
At the December 16 Board Meeting the Superintendent and School Board recognized teachers who have earned national board certification.
Every year, the Sumner School District recognizes and honors teachers who have earned national board certification, a nationally accepted sign of quality in the teaching profession. This certification program offers a nationwide standard for evaluating and encouraging quality teaching. Districtwide nearly 100 teachers have earned certification through this rigorous program; reflecting approximately 25% of our teaching staff.
Like Board certification in professions such as medicine, National Board Certification is the highest mark of accomplishment in teaching. National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. As part of this process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
The district believes in the National Board process and in supporting National Board candidates. As such, a district facilitator and small facilitation support group is offered for candidates. Sumner also registers teachers to attend WEA's Jump Start orientation program and Home Stretch seminar. In addition, the Sumner School District provides $475 for candidates to use for fee support.
Congratulation's to the District's newest board certified teachers: Cami Schultz from Sumner High School and Rashelle Thornhill from Bonney Lake Elementary.