Board of Directors


Executive Director
Claire Asander Carter, EdS
Washington State ASCD
Marissa Rathbone
Director of Strategic Advocacy
Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA)
Andra Kelley Batstone
Supervisor of Secondary Education
Tumwater School District
ASCD Representative | Emerging Leader
Alissa Farias
Assistant Principal, Blix Elementary
Tacoma Public Schools
ESD 101 Region Representative
Theresa Kendall
Principal, Ness Elementary
West Valley School District
ESD 105 Region Representative
Angel Carrizales
Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Sunnyside School District


ESD 112 Region Representative
Dr. Carole Meyer
ESD 113 Region Representative
Dr. Carole Meyer
Interim Superintendent
Tumwater School District
ESD 114 Region Representative
Dana Richardson
Elementary Instructional Specialist
South Kitsap School District
ESD 121 South Region | Board Treasurer
Greg Larsen
Secondary Math & Science Curriculum Specialist and Co-Facilitator BEST District Mentor Program
Franklin Pierce School District
ESD 121 -North Region Representative
Pam Schaff
Seeing Beyond LLC, OSPI Consultant
ESD 123 Region Representative
ESD 171  Region Representative
Colleen Frerks
Principal, Quincy Innovation Academy
Quincy School District
ESD 189 Region Representative
Amy Reisner
Principal, Bay View Elementary
Burlington-Edison School District
Teacher Representative
Shannon Szymczak
Instructional Coach, Meeker Middle School
Tacoma Public Schools
Dr. Shannon Thompson
Grant Writer, Clark County School District, LV
OSPI Representative
Ella DeVerse
Lead Program Supervisor, School Safety Center
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Higher Education Representative
Bethany Moffatt
Associate Program Director
City University of Seattle

Olympia Office

Office Staff
Mike Nelson, DirectorLisa Gehman, Professional Learning/Membership AssistantEve Johnson, Accounting

Kaley VonVolkli, Accounting Assistant

Sheila Chard, Administrative Assistant

2022 Board Elections and Candidate Information