Two Enumclaw teachers earn national board certification

Julie McGrath and Michael Firnkoess have joined the list of Enumclaw School District certificated staff members who have earned National Board Certification. The two teachers were honored at the Enumclaw School Board’s Dec. 19 meeting.

McGrath, who teaches at Kibler Elementary School, and Firnkoess, who is at Thunder Mountain Middle School, join 34 other Enumclaw staff members who have successfully completed the process, representing 14 percent of the district’s certificated staff, well above the posted state average of 5 percent on the OSPI website.

National Board Certification is a voluntary program designed to identify, recognize and reward teachers who meet high and rigorous standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do.


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