Riverview celebrates National Board Certified teachers ... excellence in teaching

  • Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD

vv Board Certified Teachers
Left to right: Stacey Wright, Cody Hamar, Allison Craig and Karin Llyr Photo by Leanne Christensen
At a recent Riverview School Board meeting four district teachers were recognized for their dedication and accomplishments in receiving their National Board Certifications.

Riverview’s newest Nationally Certified teachers are: Allison Craig, 2nd grade teacher at Stillwater Elementary; Cody Hamar, kindergarten teacher at Carnation Elementary; Karin Llyr, music teacher at Stillwater Elementary and Stacey Wright, 2nd grade teacher at Cherry Valley Elementary.

The Riverview School District is extremely proud of the 24 teachers district- wide, who have received their National Board Certification to date.

National Board Certified teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet rigorous standards to achieve this certification.

Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve their National Board Certification strive for excellence in teaching, having met rigorous      standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self assessment and peer review procedures.

The certification process, which takes between 200–400 hours  (typically taking one to three years to complete) requires teachers to include            documentation of evidence of successful student learning through measures such as documentation of the evaluation of student work and details of directions provided to assist students in the learning process, along with documentation of the teachers’ professional learning and collaboration.

Stillwater music teacher Karin Llyr shared, “The board certification process was like looking through a microscope at my teaching methods,             analyzing the impact I have on student learning ... it was a powerful and affirming learning process.”

These teachers prepare Riverview’s diverse student population with the skills needed to compete in the 21st century workplace.

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