Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

May 22, 2012

Janet Gates-Cortez

I am currently a principal in the Tacoma School District. My husband retired last June from the Army Reserves after four terms of deployment. He works for the state. We have two high school aged youth. Our daughter is a 10th grader and our son is a 12th grader who is hoping to be considered for a late application to the U of W/Engineering Dept. I apply my learning and experience from the UW every day in my job within the school system. My background as an MSW (’82) helps me assess and meet the needs of the school community. I have many fond memories of my time there which has helped me develop into the professional I am today.