January 18, 2018
Kennewick Teachers Earn National Board Certification
Congratulations to the 21 teachers who recently earned National Board Certification, a mark of accomplishment resulting from hours of study, hard work and determination.
The district now has 117 teachers working in its classrooms who have met the certification’s rigorous, performance-based standards. The teachers will be recognized by the district’s school board at the January 24 meeting.
The district’s newest Board-certified teachers are:
- Christopher Becker, Hawthorne Elementary
- Shannon Burleyson, Kennewick High School
- Luke Clemmens, Kennewick High School
- Rama Devagupta, Southridge High School
- Amy Francis, Chinook Middle School
- Sara Glenn, Kennewick High School
- Anne Gowdy, Westgate Elementary
- Amanda Haan, Westgate Elementary
- Megan Hagihara, Cascade Elementary
- Jennifer Hedges, Kennewick High School
- Amy Jennings, Vista Elementary
- Ngan Le, Highlands Middle School
- Matthew Luttrell, Kamiakin High School
- Megan McGrath, Kamiakin High School
- Chenoa Meagher, Sage Crest Elementary
- Lisa Page, Southridge High School
- Megan Palmer, Washington Elementary
- Erin Patterson, Eastgate Elementary
- Elida Rodriguez, Southridge High School
- Brandee Veitenheimer, Kamiakin High School
- Judy Walker, Special Services
Pursuing National Board certification is voluntary and done on a teacher's own time and at their own expense. Research shows students of Board-certified teachers learn more than students in other classrooms, which is why Washington offers incentives for teachers to pursue Board certification.
For more information about National Board Certification, visit www.nbpts.org.