Two new members were inducted to the Federal Way school board at Tuesday night’s meeting at Wildwood Elementary School.
In front of an audience filled with families, friends, community members and school officials, Luckisha Phillips and Trudy Davis took the oath of office and were sworn into their positions, taking seats at the school board dais for the first time.
Filling board director position No. 3 is Phillips, vacated by the late Dr. Mildred Ollée. Phillips, a Washington native, brings more than 20 years of experience with families and children.
According to the school district, she has lived in the Federal Way area for a decade with her husband and four children, two of which attend Federal Way Public Schools and one who attends an independent learning school in Seattle. Her youngest son is a future FWPS student, currently in an in-home daycare in Federal Way.
As a working mom, Phillips teaches at local community colleges, and a majority of her working career was spent in nonprofit services such as The Boys and Girls Club, YMCA Children’s Crisis Team and YWCA Reentry and Reunification, while also working in early childhood education classrooms, birth-to-three centers, and special needs classrooms, according to the school district.
Yielding both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Washington, Phillips is an active voice in the community as she has held seats on the the Seattle Children’s Tiny Footprint Guild, The King County Youth Diversion Committee, The Children of Incarcerated Parents Committee and the South King County Homeless Coalition, according to the district.
Trudy Davis is filling board position No. 4, vacated by Carol Gregory.
Davis, a mother of two boys who currently attend Federal Way High School, brings vast experience ranging from private to public sectors, according to the district.
An active volunteer in both the FWPS community and the PTSA for the last nine years, Davis is also a member of the Parent Leadership Team with the Road Map Project and Community Café.
Davis was previously a personnel management specialist in the U.S. Army and also has experience in banking and real estate. She’s also held positions such as an early childhood education teacher, family support specialist and worked in King County Public Health in the Healthcare for the Homeless Department.
Davis attended Howard University. She also has volunteered as a licensed pharmacy technician in an externship at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.