Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

2022 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

2022 Annual Conference information is subject to change!

The keynote speakers at WSSDA’s Annual Conference are known for inspiring and motivating attendees with their unique perspectives and expertise. This year’s keynote speakers are committed to developing authentic connections and share a belief that each of us can practice compassion and empathy in our daily lives to create a better world, especially in our education spaces.

Dr. Adolph Brown

Dr. Adolph Brown

It is our pleasure to present featured keynote speaker Dr. Adolph Brown whose experience and leadership in education provides the vocabulary for the “Real Talk” presentation in a variety of relevant topics including those of structural inequities.

General session emcee – Erin Jones

In the realm of education in Washington state, Erin needs no introduction. She was the first Black woman in Washington state to run for statewide office in 2016. Erin garnered several awards during her many years as a teacher, including recognition as a “Champion of Change” by the White House in 2013.

Erin Jones

As a highly accomplished athlete, educator, and equity champion, Erin now invests her talents and unique experiences to inspire others to examine education systems and practices to help them better serve all students.