Governor Names New Board Members to WASAC

This week Governor Inslee announced a new slate of appointments to the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Earlier this year, the Governor surprised many people by removing four board members, all of the non-student gubernatorial appointed members, appointed by Governor Gregorie to the board.

The new appointees include:

  • Jeff Charbonneau, a math and science teacher who was recently named National Teacher of the Year and who currently teaches at Yakima Valley’s Zillah High School.
  • Maud Dodson, a former Seattle deputy mayor and chief of staff from 1998-2011 who is the current President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
  • Karen Lee who served for five years as the head of the Washington State Employment Security Department and now heads Pioneer Human Services.
  • Dr. Susana Reyes, currently the assistant superintendent of the Pullman School District but who will join the Mead School District in July

The new appointees will begin work immediately, joining other board members which include a student plus representatives from K-12, the public baccalaureates, the community and technical colleges, and private institutions, for the Council’s May meeting.


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