January is School Board Appreciation Month and it’s important for our community to know that the Lake Stevens School Board is highly involved working on behalf of the students and staff of Lake Stevens to support education locally and at the national level.
Superintendent Dr. Amy Beth Cook stated, “Our community is fortunate to have five dedicated board members who work collaboratively in our community, state and at the federal level advocating for the best interests of our children. Public education is their passion and as individuals they dedicate time and resources for our students. “
Board President, David Iseminger is representing the district at the Federal Level and is a member of the Federal Relations Network.
As he has done in the past, he will be attending the February conference in Washington D.C. to meet with congressional representatives as well as leaders in the Department of Education.
President Iseminger is also involved at the state level, working with Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) as Director of Area 1, and is actively working with state representatives and senators to advocate for adequate funding of public schools.
Mari Taylor has just been elected to serve as Vice President of WSSDA. The mission of the organization is to provide leadership, advocacy and services to support public school directors’ efforts to improve student learning. The WSSDA governing body includes 17 members from the state and normally meets six times a year.
The Lake Stevens School Board also includes John Boerger - serving as Vice President, Kevin Plemel – serving as Legislative Representative and Paul Lund.
The goal of the entire board is to represent its community and to provide the very best education for each and every student in Lake Stevens schools.
At the state and federal level its goal is to communicate with senators, representatives and stake holders to directly represent and advocate for the district’s vision for public education.