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For Immediate Release

 May 21, 2014

Contact: Dan Voelpel, director, Public

Twina Franklin receives WASA Community Leadership award

Region 111 of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) recognized community leaders for all 15 school districts in Pierce County, and awarded Stadium High School teacher T'wina Franklin an honorary Community Leadership award for volunteerism for children in Tacoma Public Schools.
 
The Community Leadership Award goes to non-WASA community members for their contribution to education.
 
An instructor for the Metropolitan Development Council's College Bound program, Franklin serves as a community outreach coordinator and grant writer at Tacoma Urban League and as a leader in the Tacoma African American Leadership Forum. She co-founded Ladies First—a girls' empowerment group. Franklin serves as a board member for her children's Parent Teacher Student Association and the Statewide Poverty Action Network.
 
She also spends countless hours supporting students with college preparation activities from filling out applications to leading out-of-state college tours. Her life's work is encouraging learning each other's stories and breaking down assumptions people make on a daily basis.
 
WASA is an organization of professional administrators that is committed to leadership providing equity and excellence in student learning, and developing competent, ethical and visionary leaders.
 
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Stadium High School teacher, Twina Franklin, holds her Community Leadership award given to her by the Washington Association of School Administrators. Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Support Toni Pace, left, and Amanda Scott-Thomas, director of Community Partnership, Academic Equity and Achievement, congratulate Franklin.
 

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