Educator Appreciation Day

We are dedicating our services to Educators. Join us as we celebrate the important role of educators and the lasting impact they have. If you are a:

teacher, principal, administrator, para, aide, coach, etc …

We cordially invite you to be our guest!

We want to celebrate you and important role you have in our community.

  • We’re proud to welcome guest speaker, Erin Jones
  • Coffee & treats 
  • Raffle off several $100 gift certificates to Office Depot
    (be sure to enter the raffle when you arrive)
  • Hear from other educators in our community & learn how we can best provide future support 

Erin Jones has been working in and around schools for the past 25 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, from predominantly African American to predominantly White to some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while teaching French Immersion at Stewart Middle School in Tacoma, and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching at Rogers High School in Spokane. She served under two state superintendents – half a year year as a Director for Dr. Terry Bergeson and 3 years as Assistant Superintendent on the executive leadership team for Superintendent Randy Dorn. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change.” In 2015 Erin earned recognition as PTA Educator of the Year for her testimony in the McCleary education funding case. Erin left her role as the Director of a large college-access program in Tacoma School District to pursue her campaign for Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction full-time. Erin was the first African-American woman to run for executive office in the state of Washington and lost by a mere 1%. Since she ended her campaign for office, she has spoken to over 20,000 students. Erin has two children in college, one who works full-time for Xerox, and a husband, James, who is a high school teacher in Lacey.