Six Tahoma High School teachers successfully completed a rigorous learning and assessment process to obtain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
The national certification is a one-to-three-year-long process that requires teachers to do an in-depth assessment of how they teach as well as to perform other research and study that culminates in a three-hour written test. The end result is to provide teachers with deeper understanding of how to provide high quality education to students. The teachers who earned national certification this year are Lindsey Hatch and Heidi Young, Lara Lindersmith, Darren Collins, Jennifer Gosnell and Ken Loomis.
Teachers who earn national certification receive a $5,000 salary bonus from the state of Washington.