9 Woodland Teachers Pass National Board Certification

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Nine additional teachers have become part of a rather prestigious group of peers in the Woodland School District by achieving national board certification form the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Including these nine, there are now 18 Woodland teachers that hold this distinction, the highest certification that a classroom teacher can get nationally.

National board certification is designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do.

Teachers have three years to complete a portfolio and pass tests in their subject areas. The portfolio includes video of them teaching a lesson and documentation of their teaching accomplishments.  One of the main goals is to help teachers move from thinking about creating a single good lesson to developing lessons that build on their students’ knowledge and understanding.

Congratulations to our Woodland School District new National Board certified teachers!

Kelly Beasly



Kari DeBower

Rebecca Blanshan

Kelly Sloniker

Kristy Podelnyk



Mike Lindsay

Nelean Warndahl 

Liz Deese


Kim Knudson