SSD congratulates staff for earning National Board Certifications

Sunnyvale School District congratulates Bishop Elementary School’s Cynthia Taylor and Jeanette Jacquot as well as SSD Instructional Coach Nicole Fiala for renewing their National Board Certifications!

To date, 6,390 California teachers have achieved National Board Certification. Teachers with National Board Certification qualify for the highest tier of licensure in California.

To become a Board-certified teacher, eligible candidates must demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and practice in their individual certificate area by completing four components, three portfolio entries, and a computer-based assessment.

To be eligible for certification, teachers must meet the following education, employment, and licensure requirements prior to starting the certification process. Candidates will be asked to verify these during registration.

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. NOTE: Candidates for the Career and Technical Education certificate are required to hold a bachelor’s degree only if their state required one for their current license.
  • Have completed three years of successful teaching in one or more early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary school.
  • Hold a valid state teaching license (or meet the licensure requirements established by your state for a school counselor if applying for the ECYA/School Counseling certificate) for each of the three years of employment you verify.
  • Provide official American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) certified ratings of Advanced Low or higher from ACTFL speaking and writing proficiency assessments if registering as a World Languages candidate.

SSD would also like to recognize the following staff members who currently hold the certification:

  • LAUREN AUSTIN
  • JOCELYN AUYEUNG
  • PAMELA CHENG
  • CAROLYN CHIN
  • SUZANNE CICALA
  • NICOLE FIALA
  • JEANETTE JACQUOT
  • JESSICA PRETTOL
  • MEREDITH RIETDORF
  • CYNTHIA TAYLOR

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