The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of DirectorsPrevious Next
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a letter of gratitude during the board's regular board meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017.
From left-to-right: Janice Watts (District 2), Sarah Stuart (District 1), Lesa Beuscher (District 3), Matt Donald (District 4), and Steve Madsen (District 5)
School districts' elected boards of directors play a crucial role for our communities and our schools. These community members volunteer to take on the sometimes daunting task of governing school districts with their decisions affecting student learning, professional development, and every other aspect of school district operations.
At the beginning of the board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley presented each of the board members with a certificate of recognition and a special letter from the staff. The meeting was nearly a full house with members of the district's leadership team along with other staff members in attendance to offer gratitude for the board directors' service to the district and the community. Woodland Public Schools' Director of Food Services, Lan Ha, organized a selection of refreshments for board members and meeting attendees to enjoy.
Woodland Public Schools' Food Services prepared a selection of refreshments for attendees to enjoy.
The Woodland Public Schools current Board of Directors is made up of the following individuals:
- District #1: Sarah Stuart, raised in Woodland and a Woodland graduate, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Linfield College, and has children currently attending Woodland schools.
- District #2: Janice Watts, raised in Woodland and a Woodland graduate, owns Letter Box, a local Woodland Business, and has four children who have attended or are currently attending Woodland’s schools.
- District #3: Lesa Beuscher moved to Woodland in 1992 and has worked for the same Woodland business for 22 years. She has two daughters, one who graduated in 2015 from Woodland High School and another who is currently attending WHS.
- District #4: Matt Donald graduated from Woodland in 1999 and has two children currently attending Woodland Public Schools.
- District #5: Steve Madsen moved to Cowlitz County at age 5 and currently has a daughter attending Woodland Middle School.
School district boards of directors are community member volunteers who oversee every aspect of operations for the school districts they serve.
"Our board members are extraordinary and dedicate significant amounts of their free time to guiding the future of Woodland Public Schools," said Riley. "Although we certainly appreciate them all year, this month offers us the opportunity to recognize their amazing contributions in a public venue."
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