University Place, WA – T’wina Franklin has announced she will run for the University Place School Board. Franklin is a board member of the Region 10 Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and academic instructor at the Metropolitan Development Council.
In kicking off her campaign, Franklin laid out her vision for the school district. She pledged to fight to carry on the legacy of great schools in the district and vowed to build on its reputation for success.
“My career has been devoted to helping students prepare for college and career,” Franklin said. “I know firsthand the struggles of parents in our district because I have three children in public schools myself.” Franklin also announced the endorsements of former University Place School Board members Christine Kilduff and Kent Keel, among many others.
“I am incredibly proud to have the support and encouragement of so many community leaders. I will continue working hard to make sure every voice is heard and every child succeeds.”
With nearly ten years of experience working as an instructor, mentor and coach, Franklin also is co-founder of Ladies First, an in-school and after-school program for young women. She also serves on the board of the State Poverty Action Network and was a parent liaison for Project 5:1 hosted at Curtis High School.
Franklin moved to the area fourteen years ago when her husband was assigned to JBLM (formerly Fort Lewis). Because of her passion, energy and hard work, Franklin has been recognized locally with the 2014 PTA Golden Acorn Award recipient, the 2014 City Club Dennis G. Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award and a 2014 WASA Community Leadership Award.
For more information, please visit T’wina Franklins’s website at www.twinafranklin.com.