Riverview School District

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Four Riverview Teachers Recognized for National Board Certification

Pictured (L-R): Riverview Superintendent Dr. Anthony L. Smith, Alia Loewen Friedley, Bobbie Simoni, Scott Goldsberry, Riverview School Board President Carol Van Noy.
(Not pictured: Adrian Lawrence)

The Riverview School District proudly recognizes four Riverview teachers, who achieved National Board Certification from the highly regarded National Board for Professional Teaching Standards organization.

On January 8, 2019, the Riverview School Board of Directors honored Cedarcrest High School Social Studies teacher Scott Goldsberry, Cedarcrest High School World Languages (Spanish) teacher Adrian Lawrence, Cedarcrest High School Mathematics teacher Bobbie Simoni, and Tolt Middle School Science teacher Alia Loewen Friedley on their achievement.

National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). NBCTs earn certification through an intensive, multi-year process of standards-based performance assessment and peer review. More than 118,000 teachers nationwide are NBCTs certified, with nearly 11,000 NBCTs credentialed in the State of Washington, making the state the third largest number of NBCTs in the nation.

National Board Certification (NBCTs) is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state's teacher license. If an NBCT was certified in 2017 or later, their National Board Certification was awarded for five years. To maintain certification, the NBCT will be required to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and impact every five years. This maintenance of certification policy is designed to ensure Board-certified teachers are continuing to grow professionally while maintaining a strong impact on student learning.

The accomplishments of Scott Goldsberry, Adrian Lawrence, Alia Loewen Friedley, and Bobbie Simoni raise the total number of NBCTs recognized in Riverview schools to 35. Of those 35 teachers, nearly a dozen have attained NBCTs credentials since 2015.

For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, state-level data on National Board Certified Teachers, and details on the complete certification process, please visit  www.nbpts.org.