State of Education Address 2020-21

  • Over 100 attended the virtual State of Education event hosted by the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce  

    The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education event continued this year in a virtual setting. Approximately 130 people turned out for this year’s unique event and heard an update on the State of Education in Federal Way Public Schools. 

    Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell’s address provided an update on our current environment of remote learning and highlighted the district’s growth over the last five years, including the launch of the strategic plan, rising graduation rates, and increased rigor in coursework. Dr. Campbell also thanked our many community partners and highlighted the importance of their work in support of our scholars. 

    She shared, “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. It doesn’t happen overnight. It’s incremental, and you have to stay the course.” The incremental growth in Federal Way Public Schools is a great example of how this persistence leads to success.

    During the event, Thomas Jefferson High School senior Santorini Snead also shared a few words about her experiences in the district. She said, “Dr. Campbell and people at the district care about scholars and their futures and put a lot of time and energy into including scholar voice and provide opportunities for scholars to speak to important issues. Although FWPS isn’t perfect and has room to improve, I’m really glad scholar voice is part of this process.”

    Federal Way Public Schools has seen immense growth under Dr. Campbell’s leadership over the past five years, and she ended her address by giving a glimpse at the continued growth to come, including school construction projects underway and new, rigorous courses offered to scholars.

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