In 2003, the Tukwila School District received a three year grant from the Stuart Foundation for the purpose of supporting a district-wide culture of accomplished teaching. The goals of the grant were to focus on powerful instruction and improve student achievement through two teacher certification pathways that are now an embedded part of Tukwila's professional development model. The two certification pathways are:
Benefits of going through the National Board process:
Excellent Professional Development in your specific certification area.
Collaboration with colleagues.
Reflecting on how your teaching impacts individual students.
Benefits of earning a National Board Certificate: All of the above plus:
Numerous leadership opportunities
The state pays National Board Certified Teachers $5090 annually and up to an additional $5000 to NB teachers who teach in "challenging" schools.
Being a National Board Certified Teacher looks excellent on a resume.
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