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Wauwatosa School District teachers earn National Board Certification

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(Pictured Left to Right: Mike Hayden and Michael Walhovd)


Two Wauwatosa School District teachers are among more than 100 teachers statewide to achieve National Board Certification for Professional Teaching standards at the end of 2018.  


Michael Hayden, an orchestra teacher at Wauwatosa East High School, received his certification in Music/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. Michael Walhovd, a math teacher at East High School, earned his certification in Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.


National board certification is a performance-based, peer-reviewed process that requires teachers to demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and practice in their subject area through three portfolio entries and a computer-based assessment. The certification process, created by teachers for teachers, is based on the Five Core Propositions and Standards for teaching. Certification is available in 25 areas across 16 subjects and four developmental levels.


“Congratulations to those earning or renewing national board certification,” said State Superintendent and Governor-elect Tony Evers. “Through this rigorous process, these educators demonstrate dedication to their students, communities, and profession. This transformative investment in professional development has demonstrated benefits for our kids.”


Nationwide, 3,907 teachers achieved national board certification in 2018 and another 4,446 board-certified teachers successfully renewed their credential, bringing the total number of board-certified teachers to 122,155. Four Wauwatosa Public Schools teachers earned or renewed their national certification in 2017. Those who received certification prior to 2017 have a 10-year credential.


Learn more about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards here.