Board honors National Board Certified Teachers

The Olympia School Board honored this year’s new and renewed National Board Certified Teachers during a special recognition at the start of the April 13 regular board meeting.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from Pre-K through 12th grade.

The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

Congratulations to:


  • Megan Anderson, McKenny Elementary School, Early Childhood Generalist
  • Andrea Barranger, Lincoln Elementary School, Generalist/Middle Childhood
  • Christy Cole, Roosevelt Elementary School, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
  • Juliana Tracht, LP Brown Elementary School, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early And Middle Childhood
  • Andrew Woodbridge, Olympia High School, Career And Technical Education/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood


  • Ericka Boysen, Jefferson Middle School, Mathematics – Early Adolescence
  • Emily Carson, Olympia High School, Adolescence And Young Adulthood Earth and Space Science
  • Erin Gehrke, Hansen Elementary School, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood
  • Meredith McCann-Leo, Capital High School, French Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
  • Jennifer Mettler, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Science/Early Adolescence
  • Spence Olmsted, Roosevelt Elementary School, Mathematics/Early Adolescence
  • Anita Roedell, Centennial Elementary School, Generalist/Middle Childhood
  • Aaron Schofield, Washington Middle School, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood