Board of Directors

Executive Coordinator
Carrie Lam
Washington State ASCD

Marie Verhaar
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning 
Tacoma Public Schools
President – Elect   
Dr. Hannah Gbenro
Director of K-12 Academic Alignment & Innovation, Tacoma Public Schools
ASCD Representative
Kindra Clayton
Assistant Principal, Sacajawea Elementary School 
Richland School District
ESD 101 Region Representative
Mike Lollar
Principal, Seth Woodard Elementary
West Valley School District
 Heidi Hellner Gomez edited
ESD 105 Region Representative
Heidi Hellner-Gomez
Assistant Superintendent
Sunnyside School District
Sheree Gomez
ESD 112 Region Representative
Sheree Clark
Associate Principal, Washougal High School
Washougal School District
 Myers Photo
ESD 113 Region Representative
Dave Myers
Principal, AG West Black Hills High School
Tumwater School District
ESD 114 Region Representative
Dr. Shannon Thompson
Executive Director Categorical Programs, Innovation and Assessment    
South Kitsap School District
Open Position
ESD 189
Marci Shepard
ESD 121 South Region Representative
Dr. Marci Shepard
Orting School District
  Open Position
ESD 123 Region Representative
ESD 171  Region Representative
Alicen Gaytley
Coordinator, Instructional Programs- AVID, HiCap, AP, Directed Study
Wenatchee School District
ESD 121 -North Region Representative
Pam Schaff
OSPI Consultant
 Marissa Rathbone
OSPI Representative
Marissa Rathbone
Director of Operations, Learning and Teaching
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Higher Education Representative
Dr. Jill Heiney-Smith
Director of Graduate Teacher Education; Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Ed. D., Seattle Pacific University
Kasana Funk 
Student Intern
Seattle Pacific University
Editor – Curriculum in Context
Dr. Kathryn Picanco
Associate Professor
Whitworth University
Dr. Christine Avery -Area Superintendent
Green Dot Public Charter Schools
Erica Walters
University High School, English Teacher
Central Valley School District
 WSASCD Olympia Office Office Staff

Helene Paroff, Management
Lisa Gehman, Registration
Jamie Chylinski, Membership
Eve Johnson, Accounting
Tricia McCosh, Production

2019 Board Elections and Candidate Information