Teachers earn, renew national certification

HONOLULU — The state Department of Education is celebrating 63 of its teachers statewide this week who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification — a mark of distinction recognizing accomplished teaching.

The teachers voluntarily undertook and completed the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based process, demonstrating their impact on student learning and achievement.

They join more than 650 National Board Certified Teachers in Hawaii, ranking Hawaii 11th in the country for the percentage of teachers who are Nationally Board Certified.

“The level of dedication shown by these teachers speaks volumes about their commitment to excellence in teaching, and we sincerely applaud their efforts,” said Cynthia Covell, assistant superintendent of the DOE’s Office of Talent Management. “We look forward to supporting their professional development and providing well-earned incentives for their achievements.”

The following Kauai teachers earned or renewed their certification:

Brenda Barker, Kanuikapono Learning Center Public Charter School; Denise Karratti, Kekaha School; Peter Nash, Kauai High; and Elizabeth Corrigan, Summer Holwegner, Kathy Shibuya and Doreen Stone, King Kaumualii.

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