Meet Our National Board Certified Staff
Becoming Nationally Board Certified is a rigorous and prestigious process. 
We salute our staff who have reached this advanced stage of certification!

Discovery Primary

Lisa Matson
Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Endeavour Intermediate School

Nicole Brush
Generalist/Middle Childhood
Fife National Board Support Cohort Facilitator

Alice V. Hedden Elementary

Anne Gustafson
Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Surprise Lake Middle School

Nadine Baxter
Art/Early Adolescence through Young Adult

Columbia Junior High

Phil Mackey-Moseley
Science/Early Adolescence

Ed Scheidt
English Language Arts/Early Adolescence

Fife High School

Nichole Beddes
Science/Early Adolescence

Lisa Hope
School Counseling/Early Childhood through Early Adolescence

Andrew Giddings
English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adult

Jeanie Iovino
World Languages Other Than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Fife National Board Support Cohort Facilitator

John Sutich
School Counseling/Early Childhood through Adolescence

District Office 

Keith Hannah
Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adult

From the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Website: 

What Is National Board Certification?

All students deserve accomplished teachers who are equipped to prepare them for success in today's world. National Board Standards and National Board Certification give teachers and schools the tools to define and measure teaching excellence. Similar to certification in fields like medicine, National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures that Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement.

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 reflective analyses that they submit must demonstrate:

1) A strong command of content;

2) The ability to design appropriate learning experiences that advance student learning;

3) The use of assessments to inform instructional decision making; and

4) Partnerships with colleagues, parents and the community.

Through this structured and iterative process, teachers expand and refine their content knowledge and pedagogy. The outcome is more powerful teaching that improves student achievement and reflects college and career readiness.

 For further information on National Board Certification please check the NBPTS website.