Stephanie married Jacob Jerdon before completing her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. She taught fifth and six grades until Jacob completed his undergrad and joined the U.S. Air Force, accepting an assignment that moved their family to England for three years.
While abroad, Stephanie's family grew. She chose to stay home to raise her children while remaining active in her Air Force and church communities, serving in the Key Spouse program and leading her local church women's organization.
After serving overseas, Stephanie and her family moved back to the States while her husband pursued his medical career. At that time her oldest son started school, and she began volunteering in the classroom. They moved seven times in 16 years for her husband's training before settling in Spokane Valley, Washington. They have finally been able to put down roots, and after seven years, truly feel like it is home.
Stephanie has made involvement in the education of her three sons an integral part of her life. Active in our local schools, she has worked with children in math and reading, served in the PTO, led classroom lessons as an art docent, been an orchestra parent, and assisted with school events.
During the COVID shutdown, when Stephanie became aware of state legislation relevant to our local schools, she worked locally and in tandem with other grassroots organizations across the state to inform the community, and collect signatures in support of putting a referendum on the ballot which would allow Washington voters to make their voices heard. Stephanie understands the importance of advocating for our schools, children, and community.
After 20 years, it's time current CVSD parents had more representation on our school board. Stephanie's mission is to work hand in hand with parents, educators, administrators, and community members to build greater unity and trust within our school district while providing the best possible academic environment and career opportunities for our children.