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Meet the School Board

School directors are elected to four-year terms by voters of the entire school district. Each board member resides in a specific director district

The board establishes the district goals, policies and budget. The superintendent and school staff translate these policies and goals into action which results in quality education for students in the Federal Way Public Schools. 

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Board Vice President, Dr. Jennifer Jones

Dr. Jennifer Jones, President

Phone: 253-945-2000

District #2
First Elected or Appointed: May 2019
Current Term Expires: 2027

Dr. Jennifer Jones has served on the Federal Way Public School Board since May of 2019.

Dr. Jennifer Jones’ daughter attended Star Lake Elementary, Sacajawea Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way Public Schools. She is deeply committed to equity in education and has spent the past 20 years of her career as a full-time faculty member at Highline College as a professor of geography and global studies.

Her previous experiences include serving as a community development volunteer for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic where she worked with local leaders in the areas of agriculture, women’s health and youth outreach. She also was a social worker and communications coordinator for the Harriett Tubman Shelter in Chicago.

Dr. Jones has served as a parent volunteer in a variety of roles in FWPS. Also, she has been involved in her community including at the Hi-Liners Community Youth Theater, Kent Community Police Academy and as a guest lecturer at local retirement communities.

Dr. Jones received a PhD in geography from the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained a master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s in political science from Carleton College in Minnesota.

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Luckisha Phillips, Legislative Representative

Luckisha Phillips, Vice President and Legislative Representative

Phone: 253-945-2000


District #3
First Elected or Appointed: October 2018
Current Term Expires: 2027

Luckisha Phillips has served on the Federal Way Public School Board since October 2018. Luckisha is a native of Washington and has lived in the greater Federal Way area for 15+ years with her husband and four children. She is a current parent with children in elementary, middle school, high school and college. Having children around the district provides a diverse perspective of schools, community, and district needs.

Mrs. Phillips has over 20 years of experience that centers on children and families. She is a working mom, currently teaching as a Professor in Early Childhood Education in our local community colleges. She has previously worked in the nonprofit sector with direct service agencies like The Boys and Girls Club, YMCA Children’s Crisis Team, and YWCA Reentry and Reunification. She has also been a teacher in early childhood education classrooms, birth-to-three centers, and special needs classrooms. Her experience will help inform policy work to support children with special needs, children with adverse experiences, and all families trying to navigate the school system. 

Mrs. Phillips is a very active volunteer and has sat on the OSPI Dyslexia Advisory Council, Hamlin Robinson School for Children with Language Learning Impacts, Unloop-creating a pipeline from prison to living wage jobs and the King County Youth Community Accountability Committee. Luckisha has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in social work from the University of Washington. While on the Federal Way School Board, she has served as the Legislative Representative, WSSDA Legislative committee member, and offered training and orientation for incoming School Board Directors.  Mrs. Phillips has written and supported legislation to increase support for children with special needs, increasing access to technology, digital literacy skills, and to increasing access to early learning opportunities. With a passion for helping all children no matter where they start to succeed, Mrs. Phillips looks forward to partnering with the community and combining efforts to move our schools forward.

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Quentin Morris, WIAA Representative

Quentin Morris, WIAA Representative

Phone: 253-945-2000

District #1
First Elected or Appointed: December 2021
Current Term Expires: 2025

Quentin Morris was raised in Federal Way, attending Totem Middle School (now Evergreen Middle School) and Thomas Jefferson High School. After a time of education and Boeing service in Washington, DC, he returned to Federal Way where he and his wife, Kim, have resided for over 30 years. 

Mr. Morris achieved his degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University in 1984 and his MBA from George Washington University in 1990. He has been an engineer, technical team leader, regulatory affairs manager, and airplane/services sales executive. His career in sales sent him working in culturally diverse regions including the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and North America. He retired after 41 years with The Boeing Company.

Mr. Morris’ interest in civic service and education began in 2002 where he began tutoring children at the King County Public Library. These experiences left a profound and lasting impression. His teaching experiences with children inspired him to bring his skills and knowledge to get involved in his “home” public school district. 

Mr. Morris believes communication, transparency, and accountability are important in the service of FWPS stakeholders, especially parents. He also wants to ensure an empowering curriculum that reinforces the necessary life skills for post–K-12 that nurtures civic competence, independence, collaboration, literacy and critical thinking in all our students.

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Trudy Davis, Board Director

Phone: 253-945-2000

District #4
First Elected or Appointed: October 2018
Current Term Expires: 2025

Trudy Davis has served on the Federal Way Public School Board since October 2018. Ms. Davis is the mother of two boys who currently attend Federal Way High School. She brings a breadth of experience from volunteering to careers in the public and private sectors. Currently, Ms. Davis is a member of the Parent Leadership Team with the Road Map Project and Community Café. She has been an active volunteer in FWPS, including PTSA member for the past nine years. Ms. Davis held a career in the military where she served in the US Army as a Personnel Management Specialist, and held various positions in banking and real estate. Ms. Davis has also been a pharmacy technician at St. Francis Hospital, an early childhood education teacher, family support specialist and worked in King County Public Health in the Healthcare for the Homeless Department.

Ms. Davis attended Howard University. She participated in an externship at St. Francis Hospital and volunteered as a licensed pharmacy technician.

Ms. Davis believes being appointed to the school board puts her in a position to work with people who have FWPS students’ best interest as a top priority. She looks forward to working on policies and goals to improve the education, communication, advocacy, inclusion, and equity for every child.


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Joan Marie Murphy, Board Director

Phone: 253-945-2000

District #5
First Elected or Appointed: December 2023
Current Term Expires: 2027

Joan Murphy taught in Federal Way Public Schools from 2001-2015 at Rainier View Elementary as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher. During her time in this role, the program received a Providence Hospital Community award, and Joan received recognition from the School Board. Her focus in teaching was to encourage students to discover their can-do” mindset, to create a love of learning, along with supporting them with multi-modality skills. 

Director Murphy’s life experiences of living in Okinawa, Japan, and multiple summers in Leon, Mexico provided invaluable insights of the richness of cultural diversity.  Additionally, as a child she was fully immersed in an all-German speaking school, which had profound effects on her understanding of the learning process.

Director Murphy has a Fine Arts/Art degree from Seattle University, with a minor in History. Her Special Education endorsement and ECE master’s degree were obtained from Eastern Washington University.

The Murphys raised their family in Spokane, WA and enjoyed exploring the states. Their son is a geologist in Alaska, and their daughter is a firefighter with the City of Tacoma who lives in south Seattle with her family.

Joan is a bridge builder, and intends to be an active listener and advocate to give the community a greater voice, as transparency is essential.

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