Pioneer Middle School Teacher Receives National Certification


Julie Parker is the newest National Board Certified teacher in Wenatchee School District. The  Pioneer Middle School Spanish and 6th grade Language Arts Teacher is one of 533 teachers nation-wide who earned their certification as part of the class of 2016. Julie’s certification brings the total number of active, National Board Certified teachers in the Wenatchee School District to 79.

“The National Board Certification process helped me become the best teacher I can possibly be for my students,” said Julie. “It taught me to reflect more deeply on my instructional practices and to focus more on student learning.”

“We are very excited to hear that Julie Parker has earned the distinction of becoming a National Board Certified teacher,” said Superintendent Brian Flones. “It takes a great deal of time and dedicated effort to meet the standards for certification. Earning this distinction is truly a testament to Julie’s commitment to her profession and her students.”

Julie came to Wenatchee School District in 2012 from California where she taught in a Dual Immersion classroom. A graduate of Wenatchee High School, she earned a B.A. degree in Spanish from the University of Washington, and her teaching credentials from California State University Fresno, CalState TEACH.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification. The National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

“Achieving certification was, without a doubt, one of the greatest accomplishments of my life,” said Julie. “We have exceptional staff in our school district and we congratulate Julie on this great accomplishment and joining the other National Certified Board teachers in our district,” said Superintendent Flones.