National Board Certified Teachers

CSTP is part of a unique state network partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Education Association to support National Board teachers and the National Board program in Washington State.

Challenging Schools

CSTP brought four schools from different districts together. Each team had one and a half days to compose a case story that wove together four people’s perspectives on the work. This meant coming to a common understanding of the problem of practice, sharing unique perspectives, discovering common threads and interesting thoughts.

This work was published in four Challenging Schools Case Stories. Each school shared their problem of practice, the challenges and the successes of working within a challenging school, the bumpy road that got them there, and a glimpse ahead of the work still to be done.

Monticello Middle School, Longview School District
Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary, Marysville School District
Rogers High School, Spokane Public Schools
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Yakima School District
Challenging Schools: From Self to Synergy...This is Our Journey by Monticello Middle School, Longview School District Challenging Schools: When Culture and History Meet School Change by Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary, Marysville School District Challenging Schools: Literacy The Skill, People The Key: The Transformation of John R. Rogers High School Challenging Schools: We Didn't Know What We Didn't Know

Five Core Propositions

While any NBCT would easily recognize the Five Core Propositions, we at CSTP believe in a “6th Core Proposition” – National Board Certified Teachers develop the leadership skills and are provided opportunities to use these skills to influence education reform and seed innovation beyond their classrooms. This 6th Core Proposition was developed by CSTP’s founder Jeanne Harmon and is the driver behind much of the leadership work we do.

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