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Local teachers help keep Washington No. 1 in national certification



Certified: Three Goldendale teachers were recognized by Delta Kappa Gamma for receiving/renewing their board certification. Pictured are (left to right) Deborah Rawdon, Goldendale Primary School counselor; Sherelle Wanderscheid, Goldendale Middle School sixth grade; and Tamara Johnson, whose certification was renewed, Goldendale Middle School sixth grade.

Washington State is No. 1 in the nation this year with 516 new National Board Certified Teachers, bringing the state total to 7,333 nationally certified.

Certification takes one to three years and is not guaranteed.  It is a rigorous, robust, and time consuming 400 hour process.  The national rate of certification is around 40 percent for those who go through the voluntary assessment program.  Candidates put together a detailed work portfolio, including videos of their teaching, and participate in a six question testing assessment. 

Delta Kappa Gamma, international society of key women educator's, would like to recognize Goldendale's newest National Board Certified teachers:  Debor...

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