Jada Rupley


Jada Rupley
Clark College Board of Trustees
Jada Rupley

Profile:   Appointed: 2010                  Term Ended: 2015
                Reappointed: 2015              Term Ends:  2020

For more than 25 years, Jada has served in a variety of roles in Washington's education system. She has been a teacher, psychologist, principal, and an associate superintendent, where her focus was on innovative programs that create educational opportunities for all learners, early to adult.  As a Governor's appointee, she served as Co-chair for the Early Learning Advisory Council in building the early learning system. The Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium was a milestone for families with young children providing over 2,000 quality child care slots in 28 centers in Clark County.

In 2012-2014, she was chosen by then Governor Kitzhaber to serve as Oregon's first Early Learning System Director implementing legislation for early learning and child care investments for children birth to 6 years.

Jada is now an Administrator Consultant, working with superintendents in Southwest Washington on investigations, student hearings, and issues facing their schools. She is also part of a new consulting firm, Bridges and Rupley, working on education searches.

Ms. Rupley resides in Camas and has been a resident of Clark County since 1984.

Community activities include:

  • H-RoC Board Member, 2011-present
  • Clark College Foundation Board Liaison
  • Clark County Skills Center, 2003-2012
  • Co-Chair of Washington Early Learning Advisory Council, 2007-2010
  • Clark County Task Force on Aging, 2010
  • Clark County Planning Commission, 2001-2010 
  • Chair/ Board Member Leadership Clark County, 1996-2008


  • B.A. in Psychology/Education, Central Washington University
  • M.Ed. in School Administration, Seattle Pacific University
  • Certified Superintendent, Washington State University
  • Certifications for School Principal, School Psychologist, Elementary Teacher