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 National Board Recognizes Oceanside Unified School District for Commitment to Accomplished Teaching

Students outdoors at King Middle School with thumbs up gestureThe National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that the Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is among 11 school districts to be named a new National Board Accomplished District. This recognition highlights OUSD’s investment of resources and support for teachers in their pursuit of National Board Certification and increased student learning.

“Each of these districts has taken extraordinary steps to impact student learning through National Board certification. Their commitment through financial resources and dedication to creative programming is having an impact on teachers and students, and I’m proud to recognize that work,” said Peggy Brookins, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

To complete the certification process, teachers must demonstrate expertise in their instructional practices, use of data-driven assessments, knowledge of their students, participation in professional learning communities, and more. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website says that when a teacher gets the certification, students learn more and teachers improve their practices.

“OUSD is proud to receive this recognition and also recognizes the hard work and dedication it takes for a teacher to receive certification. Thank you to all of our teachers committed to making sure all of our students receive the best education possible,” said Superintendent Dr. Julie A. Vitale.

OUSD currently has 30 National Board Certified Teachers and 10 who are in the process of earning their certification.

The mission of the National Board is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high standards for teachers, certifying teachers who meet those standards and pushing for education reforms that capitalize on their expertise. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.