Dr. Jodi Thew

Director of Federal Programs & Curriculum

Baker Virtual Academy Principal

Baker School District 5J

541-524-2260, ext. 1010


Prior to joining the Baker School District team Jodi served 19 years in education as a teacher and principal in the Kennewick and Prescott School Districts in Washington State.


Jodi earned her PhD in Special Education from Walden University in 2011 and completed her administrative coursework at Walla Walla University in 2004.  Contributions to the field include service on the Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board, serving on multiple college and high school accreditation teams across the state, and work on the Washington State Bias and Sensitivity committee.  She spent the majority of her career developing programs to serve students learning English for the first time and for students qualifying for special education support.  Prior to her career in administration, she was a special education teacher helping children from a wide range of ages and with diverse abilities.


Jodi and her husband JP enjoy quiet country living.  In their free time they play board games, complete home improvement projects, and spend time with family.