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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 Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.