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Congratulations National Board Certified Teachers
New National Board Certified Teachers
Posted on 04/08/2021

Two Puyallup educators have earned National Board Certification — one of the highest recognitions in the education profession — this past year.

  • • Brittney Burchiel, Generalist/Middle Childhood, Edgerton Elementary

  • • Jamie Lindberg, Generalist/Early Childhood, Maplewood Elementary

The Puyallup School Board recognized Burchiel and Lindberg at its April 5 meeting. They were praised for their hard work and perseverance this year, despite the pandemic.

Brittney and Jamie join with over 1,400 teachers statewide, and over 11,000 nationally in certification. Washington has the third largest group of National Board Certified teachers in the nation.

National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do.

Similar to professional certification in fields such as medicine, National Board Certified teachers demonstrate that their teaching meets the profession’s standards for accomplished practice through a rigorous, peer-reviewed and performance-based process, proving their ability to advance student learning and achievement.