Of the 3,831 teachers nationwide who achieved 2019 National Board Certification, 25 are from Spokane Public Schools. The National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students. The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:

  • maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
  • providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
  • advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.

Many consider National Board Certification to be the highest symbol of professional teaching excellence. Congratulations to the newest National Board Certified Teachers from SPS:

Racheal McGovern, Audubon Elementary

Kirsten Flerchinger, Salk Middle School

Jessica Dunlop, Ferris High School

Daniel Dunlop, Shadle Park High School

Matthew Huddle, Lewis & Clark High School

Jaclyn Henry, Logan Elementary School

Sandra Puckett-Simmerer, Logan Elementary School

Sarah Honn, Shadle Park High School

Ryan Foley, Grant Elementary School

Brent Christensen, Glover Middle School

Ashley Coulson, Glover Middle School

Tyler Weirauch, Shadle Park High School

Heather Ader, Cooper Elementary School

Stepfanie McCarrey, Willard Elementary School

Shawn Tolley, Stevens & Arlington elementary schools

Jennifer Pearman, Sacajawea Middle School

Michael Anderson, Woodridge Elementary School

Telia Sherwood-Jacobs, Madison Elementary School

Mackenzie Lapke, Cooper Elementary School

Sarah Van de Graaf, Cooper Elementary School

Shelby Wolfe, Cooper Elementary School

Brook Gannon, Lewis & Clark High School

Michelle Meek, Salk Middle School

Kelsy Shatto, Cooper Elementary School

Mary Fruchter, North Central High School