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
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.