Toni Jefferson

As a parent of a 12-year-old son currently attending Horizon Middle School and am involved in the school on many levels. I have the experience that comes from being the General Manager for Lummi Indian Business Council, leading the Human Resource office at the Silver Reef Casino, and being at the head of the Tribal Gaming Agency. I know how to work with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure that everyone comes together to work toward a common shared goal: The best education for our Ferndale students. I wholeheartedly support the ‘You Belong’ campaign. In order for our youth to be able to focus and learn, they need to feel safe and secure. Creating a safe learning space is foundational to the success in becoming lifelong learners. With experience in conflict resolution, management, and administration, I can help Ferndale tackle any challenges that come our way.

My goal is to build bridges in our community and to create a safe, supportive environment so our children can focus on learning. By making sure there’s a meaningful connection between students, families, an educators, I can help ensure that students can learn, and families can trust that their children are in an environment that supports them.

If elected to the school board, I will continue to support the Ferndale School district with communication, by listening to and engaging with all stakeholders, so we can all support our children while they’re on the path to the excellent education they deserve.