*6 STARS or CLOCK hours available*
8:00-8:30 ~ Check in; coffee, tea, and muffins
8:30-9:00 ~ Welcome from Correne Bonkowski, President, PNW of WAEYC
12:00-1:00~Lunch, provided (sandwich bar)
1:00-4:00 ~ Afternoon Session
Location:Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Everett Downtown, 3003 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Conference Parking: Parking is available in the hotel garage entering from Wall Street and is included in the price of registration. Street parking is also free in Everett on the weekends.
Staying at the Courtyard Marriott for the conference? We are working on putting together a deal for conference participants! Stay tuned or contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, from predominantly Black 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 working at in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%. Erin has 3 adult children – a daughter who graduated from Central Washington University and works for the Equity in Education Coalition, a son who recently graduated from Harvey Mudd College and started graduate school at USC and one who coaches high school football with her husband of 26 years, James, who is a teacher and football coach in North Thurston School District.
Note: Registration is non-refundable. We love children- but, this is an adult-only event!