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 4:15-5:15 for Teachers and Counselors interested in pursuing National Board Certification in the 2019-2020 school year.

Information Session Dates: 

  • April 29 
  • April 30
  • May 23
  • June 3
  • September 24
  • September 30

Cohorts for the 2019-20 school year opened in June. Please sign up on the PD calendar.

If you have questions please contact Barbara Edwards.


Retake Candidates

In the 2018-19 school year, financial support for retake candidates is available. Please contact Damaris Amaya or Barbara Edwards for directions on submitting paperwork. All Requests must be received by Thursday, June 13th. 

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 2018 New NBCT's

 Alison Thomas, Amanda Eastgard, Angela Hays, Ashley Wyman, Beverly Pecoraro, Bianca Longbucco, Candace Foland, Colleen Thomas-Reitsma, Cynthia Hamar, Edissa Jaramillo, Beth Milstid, Emily black, Haley Melo, Jairo Garcia, James Roach, Janae Williams, Jemma Lee, Jennifer Trujillo, Jessica Scheele, Jon Thumim, Kathryn Derrah, Katie Haynes, Kelsey Bidwell, Nathaniel Walker, Nicole Flynn, Ryan Bunda, Sarah Ruppert, Sarah Butler, Shawn Connolly, Spencer Flanagan, Taylor Blue, Yuliya Arkhipchuk, Zharina Angeles

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Renewed NBCT's

Michele Brees, Deanne Conrad, Richard Dunn, Mackenzie Ellis, Marisa Gaalema, Anne Green, Michael Gudor, Claudia House, Pamela Lind, Patricia Nielsen, Richard Roths, Jacob Savishinsky, Amanda Schmidt, Matthew Smith