Jalissa Jones named OSD Teacher of the Year

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Jalissa Jones named OSD Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the year Jalissa Jones with district leadershipCongratulations to McLane Elementary third grade teacher Jalissa Jones, who has been selected as this year's Olympia School District Teacher of the Year.

Jones learned of the honor during an impromptu after-school staff meeting on February 9 while surrounded by cheering colleagues. She will be honored during a special Olympia School Board recognition at a future date that will be announced on this website and OSD social media platforms.

In a letter nominating Jones as Teacher of the Year, McLane Elementary Principal Dannie Clark praised her as an educator who “invests time and energy to establish solid, trusting relationships, which benefits the teaching and learning in the classroom.”

Clark also commended Jones as someone who is “dedicated to cultivating a community through communication and collaboration with families”… the individual wants “each family to feel included and involved in their student learning.”