Chair, Clark College Board of Trustees
Profile: Appointed: 2010 Term Ends: 2015
Jada Rupley current serves as director of Oregon’s Early Learning System. In that role, she leads Oregon’s effort to integrate and improve programs and investments for children ages 0-6, with an emphasis on new approaches that deliver better outcomes and results.
She recently retired from ESD 112 in Vancouver, Washington, where she served as associate superintendent. Her background includes overseeing and implementing education programs for young children, including Head Start and Special Education; serving as co-chair of the State of Washington’s Early Learning Advisory Council from 2007-2010; and working as a school psychologist in special education. She began her career as an elementary teacher.
She resides in Camas and has been a resident of Clark County since 1987.
Community activities include:
- Clark County Skills Center Advisory, 2003-present
- Co-chair of the Washington Early Learning Advisory Council, 2007-2010
- Clark County Aging Task Force, 2010-present
- Clark County Planning Commission, 2001-2010
- Leadership Clark County Board, 1996-2008
- B.A. in Psychology/Education, Central Washington University
- M.Ed. in School Administration, Seattle Pacific University
- Certified Superintendent, School Principal, School Psychologist