Cindy P. Rockholt, NBCT

Cindy P. Rockholt, NBCT

Cindy Rockholt has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educator Growth and Development at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) since 2017.

The Assistant Superintendent of Educator Growth and Development office at OSPI supports the Superintendent’s vision and goals for the educator career continuum through the Professional Certification Office, Educator Effectiveness Office which includes the Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) program and Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP), the Office of Title II, Part A, and programs for educators including Awards and Recognition and National Board Certification.

Prior to her role at OSPI from 2014-2017, Cindy served as the National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Site Director for Washington State on a national grant working with the Department of Education and the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards. In this role, she worked with the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, OSPI and the Washington Education Association in partnerships promoting accomplished teaching through National Board Certification in Washington State.

From 1992 to 2014 Cindy was a classroom teacher and instructional facilitator in the Yakima School District. During this time in the classroom, she taught a variety of classes at both the elementary and middle school level including English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and a middle school Career Technical Education course called ‘Introduction to Engineering’. In the role of instructional facilitator, she mentored beginning teachers, developed teacher leaders and facilitated teachers pursuing National Board Certification.

Cindy Rockholt earned her initial National Board Certification in 2002, renewed in 2012 and is waiting for renewal results from her recent certification effort in 2021. Cindy is a current doctoral candidate through University of Washington’s Leadership for Learning program with an anticipated completion date of June, 2024.