Lunch with Jennifer Thomas
Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Thomas, President of the San José Teachers Association, representing more than 1,700 local educators. Jennifer will discuss the state of education amidst the uncertainty of a Trump administration.
Jennifer Thomas serves as President of the 1,700-member San José Teachers Association, the largest teachers union in Santa Clara County, helping advance the mission of empowering teachers to educate, inspire, and change lives through public education. A long-time resident of the Silicon Valley, Jennifer is a proud product of its public schools, having graduated from San José Unified School District and San José State University.
Jennifer is a passionate advocate for public education’s value to communities and families, frequently speaking and writing on the issues for organizations like EdSource and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Recently, Jennifer led the campaign to write and pass AB 375. Signed into law by Governor Brown in 2015, AB 375 expands paid family leave to educators in California. Prior to her work in policy, Jennifer was a high school English teacher and instructional coach, recognized for her work in the classroom by the NEA and Pearson Foundation with a Horace Mann Award.
Room 114, San José Convention Center,150 W San Carlos Street, San José (Click here for directions)
$25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members. You can pay online in advance (see below) or with cash, check, or credit card at the door.
The Convention Center offers parking at $1 for every 20 minutes ($3/hour). Current D21stCC Members get $5 off the luncheon cost when they show their Convention Center parking pass at the registration table.
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150 W San Carlos St
San José, CA 95113
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