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Rebecca Wallace

Assistant Superintendent, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Becky Wallace serves as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Pathway Preparation (SEPP) at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), an appointment held since July 2021. Prior to this role, Becky served as Executive Director of Career & Technical Education, and the State Supervisor for Agricultural Education, positions she led after joining OSPI in 2013. The SEPP division focuses on supporting rigorous learner-centered options in every community. Her work centers on providing students with access to challenging coursework, a tailored secondary educational experience including culturally responsive and anti-racist curriculum, and pathways to graduation and beyond that reflect student interest and need. Becky's experience has centered in designing educator and student leadership and professional learning, coaching, teaching, and educational advocacy.

Scheduled Appearances

Building the Education-to-Work Pipeline

Crosscut Festival 2023
Thu May 4, 2023 | 9:00am

The education-to-work pipeline is a system to help students transition from school to the workforce - involving mentorship, alternative programs to traditional education and coordination between schools and employers. Noble work, often an uphill battle. Meet some of the tireless people who make it happen.

Presented with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



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Featuring: Kelvin Dankwa, Rebecca Wallace, Angela Jones, Angie Mason-Smith

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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