2022 Legislator of the Year Award
Chief Impact and Policy Officer, Washington STEM
Congratulations to the 2022 Legislator of the Year
Thank you for your sponsorship of HB 1867. Your work will have a lasting impact on access to dual credit programs across the state.
Learn more about Washington STEM’s ongoing work to support Dual Credit programs here, or check out our Equitable Dual Credit Toolkit to see how we’re helping practitioners explore and address disparities in Dual Credit participation.
About the Legislator of the Year Awards
Washington STEM’s Legislator of the Year Award is presented annually to members of the State Legislature who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and policies that promote excellence, innovation, and equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education for all Washington students, especially those furthest from opportunity.
To be considered for the award, legislators must demonstrate an awareness and interest of equity in STEM education in their respective communities, actively engage in Washington STEM’s two focus areas- Career Pathways and Early STEM, and advocate for improved policies and practices as they relate to STEM education.
Washington STEM Advocacy
During the 2022 Washington legislative session, Washington STEM, alongside our STEM Network partners, continued to advance our policy priorities with Washington students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and rural students at the center of those efforts.
In the 2022 legislative session, we supported proposals, bills, and initiatives that strengthened and created educational opportunities for historically underserved students in our state, investments that are sorely needed to improve access to the critical programs, technology, and supports that every student needs to advance their education.
Read more at the 2022 legislative Session Recap blog.