Newport High School teacher Helene Tate recently joined 271 of the most accomplished teachers from across the country in Chicago, IL to help set the National Board Certification performance standards across 25 certificate areas. Tate collaborated with other National Board Certified Teachers in groups according to their National Board certificate area/specialty to help set the performance standards for accomplished teaching.

About the experience, Tate said, “Working with teachers from across the nation to set these Standards for National Boards was not only enjoyable, but one of the most valuable professional development experiences I have had.”

National Board Certification is the teaching profession’s mark of accomplished practice. The more than 112,000 teachers who have achieved Board certification demonstrate their ability to teach to profession’s highest standards.

For more information, visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.