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Welcome to our new Director of Special Education

Welcome to our new Director of Special Education



May 5, 2020

Greetings Tukwila Staff, Families, and Partners,

Please join us in extending an enthusiastic welcome to Mrs. Jennifer Marie Jones as she assumes the role of Director of Special Education for the Tukwila School District!  Pending approval by the Board of Directors on May 12th, Mrs. Jones’s first day will be Monday, June 1, 2020.

While establishing herself as a learner, collaborator, and leader in the world of Special Education, Mrs. Jones has served students and staff in public education for twenty years both locally and in the South. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, and her Master’s and Educational Specialist degree from the University of West Georgia. She has held the positions of Speech-Language Pathologist, In-School Special Education Coordinator, Compliance Coordinator of Special Education, Director of Compliance for Special Education, Executive Director of Special Education & Psychological Services, Director of Student Services, and Executive Director of Learning Supports. Her extensive training and experience in education and in leadership have prepared her for this role in Tukwila. 

Mrs. Jones writes, “I am confident that my skill-set and district level administrative experiences make me an ideal candidate for this position. I believe my unique background and experience will be an asset having already established relationships in the state of Washington. My qualifications for this position are based on a combination of professional academic preparation, district leadership experiences, and twenty years in public school special education.  I believe my experiences will bring forth much fruition in supporting our students’ achievements, aligning with the strategic priorities established by the superintendent, district leaders, school leaders, and school board directors.”

To find balance in her life, Mrs. Jones enjoys exploring around the state of Washington, thrift store shopping, mid-century modern architecture and design, participating and volunteering in her faith community, vocal consulting, higher education teaching opportunities, and spending time with her husband, first grade daughter and new Havapoo puppy. 

Again, please welcome Mrs. Jones to Tukwila!

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