Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Board Certification

Certification Overview

National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Becoming a Candidate

For more information on choosing your certificate area and information on registering with National Boards go to the National Board Certified Teachers website to begin your journey.

National Board Information Sessions will be offered at Central Office from 4:15-5:30 for Teachers and Counselors interested in pursuing National Board Certification in the 2020-2021 school year. You do not need to preregister to attend an information session. 

Information Session Dates, choose 1:  

  • April 30
  • May 19
  • June 1

Cohorts for the 2020-21 school year will open in June. Please sign up for cohorts on the PD calendar.

If you have questions please contact Barbara Edwards.


Retake Candidates

In the 2019-20 school year, financial support for retake candidates may be available. Please contact Damaris Amaya or Barbara Edwards for directions on submitting paperwork. All Requests must be received by June 1st. 

Are you doing retakes next year and want to talk to a facilitator? Please contact Barbara Edwards 

Retake Cohort dates for the 2019-20 school year will be announced in the fall, and be held from January to May. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 New NBCT's. Please join us at the NBCT Recognition Ceremony on April 15th 2020 from 5pm - 6pm in the Board Room at Central Office.

Sally Aristizabal, Brandi Ball, Dion Batiste, Arin Beatty, Amelia Bowen, Zanovia Clark, Michiru Conrad, Ashley DeSantis, Dana Dyer, Stephen Dziadosz, Hannah Eastham, Andrew Fairweather, Melinda Freeland, Kevin Garber, Jenny Haaland, Chelsea Hinderlie, Carolyn Hylander, Erik Kory, Katelen Phelan, Stacy Pothier, Lisa Theofelis, Hannah Wadsworth, Michelle Williams, Lauren Wood

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Renewed NBCT's. Please join us at the NBCT Recognition Ceremony on April 15th 2020 from 5pm - 6pm in the Board Room at Central Office.

Renee Agatsuma, Kristin Alfonzo, Nancy Becker, Amy Burge, Erika Calhoun, Catherine Cassidy-Hahrang, Nancy Federiuk, Jane Ellen Floodeen, Catherine Gustafson, Michael Kamin, Allyson Kemp, Jennifer Reese, John Rhodes, Sarah Schafer, Darla Stremel Hays, Tien Vo, Marcie Wombold