Tiwanaha Washington

Senior Specialist, South Central


Tiwanaha has 20 years of experience in education. She has served as a classroom teacher, TAP Master Teacher, and in a district level leadership role. For the past ten years, she has worked in St. James Parish serving as a Curriculum Facilitator, Supervisor, and Instructional Director. Tiwanaha holds a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences Degree from Louisiana State University, a Master of Education in Teaching and Special Education, and a Masters in Educational Leadership and +30 additional graduate hours in curriculum and instruction from Southeastern Louisiana University.

 Tiwanaha  Washington

Who was your favorite teacher? 

My favorite teacher was my grandmother, Lillian Thompson. My grandmother taught me life lessons that were all grounded in having good morals and values. The most important of those lessons...”Treat others the way I want to be treated,” has always been the golden rule. My grandmother would always remind me to be positive and to remember that the energy I give to others determines the energy I receive from others. “You reap what you sow..”, is something she instilled within me. My everyday goal is to sow good things into the world, so that my harvest is plentiful.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and reading.