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Central Alumnae Rupley Donates $25,000 to CWU Online Alternative Pathways Program

Central Washington University alumnae Jada Rupley has donated $25,000 just in time for CWU’s day of giving, #GiveCentral, to support scholarships for students enrolled in CWU’s hybrid, online program, Alternative Pathways to Teaching. The program is for individuals to learn to teach high-need subjects in rural districts across the state of Washington.

Rupley earned a bachelor of education in psychology at Central Washington University and later returned to receive her school psychologist certification in 1979. From the beginning, Rupley’s passion for education was apparent, beginning her career as an elementary teacher and school psychologist.

Rupley now holds a position as Superintendent at Clackamas Educational Service District. Previously, she served as the early learning system director for the State of Oregon where she worked closely with Oregon’s legislative leadership to create Early Learning Hubs. Prior to that appointment, she spent 14 years as Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at ESD 112 in Vancouver, WA. Rupley has taught as an adjunct professor at colleges in the Portland/Vancouver area. She was a member of the Washington State Early Learning Council and currently serves as the chair of the Clark College Board of Trustees.

April 26, 2018

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