Educators from around the district achieved National Board certification in 2020, 2021 and 2022 to formalize that they have met the highest standards in their profession.
Earning certification requires up to 400 hours of additional work, including passing a content knowledge exam, submitting for review samples of student work and the candidate’s feedback, filming lessons for evaluation and compiling a portfolio of self-reflection pieces. Congratulations!
Wesley Ballou, Roosevelt Elementary, generalist/middle childhood
Jaime Bassett, McLoughlin Middle School, English as a new language/early adolescence through young adulthood
Anthony Shine, VITA, generalist/early childhood
Trish Smith, Gaiser Middle School, English language arts/early adolescence
Kristen Briem, King Elementary, literacy: reading-language arts/early and middle childhood
Merri Gonsalves Johnson, Hudson’s Bay High School, exceptional needs specialist/early childhood through young adulthood
Shannon Stewart, iTech Preparatory, generalist/early childhood
Lisa Freeman, Sacajawea/Fruit Valley Elementary, literacy: reading/language arts/early and middle childhood
Bradley Lehman, iTech Preparatory, English language arts/early adolescence
Tyler Stanley, McLoughlin Middle School, mathematics/early adolescence
In addition to these 10 educators, 111 more VPS educators also are National Board–certified.