As of 2015-2016:
- Certificated staff members (teachers) have an average of 14.2 years of experience; the current span is 0-42 years of experience.
- Among 265 certificated staff members (nonadministrative), 206 hold master's degrees.
- Six hold doctorate degrees.
- Thirty-three teachers are National Board certified, with many more currently enrolled in the certification program, which requires a year-long process of study and the development of a comprehensive professional portfolio that demonstrates a high level of skill in a wide variety of teaching competencies.
One example among many ...
Amanda Ward wins Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellowship
Bainbridge High School’s (BHS) Amanda Ward is among a select group of 17 public school educators working to improve the quality of teacher preparation programs in Washington state and across the country. As a Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, Ward will engage in conversations and data collection about how to improve teacher preparation programs. Fellows will share their findings and recommendations directly with the U.S. Department of Education and other national organizations, including the Data Quality Campaign, the American Institutes for Research Education Policy Center, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as well as state leaders.
“Education and equity in education are essential to success in American society,” said Ward, an instructional coach who has taught social studies at BHS for 14 years and served 10 years as a department head. “It is in the best interest of all to have a thriving educational system that provides ample opportunity for children to grow and develop as thinkers, communicators and innovators."
Ward’s leadership experience includes serving on the Federal Reserve of San Francisco’s Educational Advisory Group, consulting for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and assisting in the creation of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council on Bainbridge Island. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Master in Teaching from Seattle University.