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New Special Education Head Announced

Centralia School District announced the hiring of Tammie Jensen-Tabor as the district’s new Executive Director of Special Education effective June 1. Jensen-Tabor comes to Centralia from the Tumwater School District where she has served as Executive Director of Special Services since 2008.

Jenen-Tabor has extensive special education and school psychology experience. In addition to her tenure at Tumwater, she served in the Steilacoom School District as Director of Special Services from 2003-2008 and as a school psychologist from 1997-2003. She also worked as a school psychologist in Tacoma from 1992-1997.

In addition to her professional qualifications, Jensen-Tabor has been involved in community activities throughout her career. She has served on the state Special Advisory Council, as a board member for Comprehensive Mental Health (Pierce County), as a board member of the Washington Association of School Psychologists, and on the state Learning Assistance Plan committee. In 2013, Jensen-Tabor was selected as the Washington Association of School Administrators’ Region 113 Leadership Award recipient.

“Tammie is a highly qualified, dynamic, and enthusiastic leader,” said Davalos. “Centralia is fortunate to have her join our ranks.”

Jensen-Tabor will take over from Kate Pothier who has filled the position since the district created an in-house special education department in 2016. “We wish Kate and her family the very best in their new adventures and we offer our sincere thanks in helping establish a special education program that better serves the needs of Centralia’s students.”

Jensen-Tabor receiving a gift from Davalos