Tina believes that every child deserves a high quality education.
From early learning to secondary education, Tina remains committed to providing access to a quality education for all. Understanding the importance of early learning on child development, she works hard to promote policies that protect and expand early learning programs. Tina went to Olympia to fully fund education and during these tough economic times she has advocated for budgets that retain funding for early learning, K-12 and higher education.
Tina is a strong supporter of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math, and has promoted best practice programs including Aviation High School. We need our students to obtain the skills need to be able to compete for jobs in our area. Also, Tina sponsored legislation that made the process for high school students to earn an International Baccalaureate more efficient and affordable to encourage students to work towards this prestigious diploma. She has also supported legislation that provides more thorough background checks for employees working with children.