Woodland Public Schools seeks interim School Board Representative for Director District 5
Woodland Public Schools seeks an interim School Board Member to represent Director District 5 following Steven Madsen’s November 13 resignation from the position. The School Board expects to make an appointment on February 10, 2020. The appointee will serve until the general election in November 2021.
Applicants must be a citizen of the United States and the state of Washington and must also be a registered voter of Director District 5. Director District 5 encompasses a large geographic area on the easternmost portion of the Woodland School District. Its western boundary line follows the powerlines between Little Kalama Road and Fredrickson Road to the top of Davis Peak, then follows Little Kalama River Road to the northern border of the school district.
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Director District 5 Western Boundary Maps
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Interested community members are invited to apply for consideration for the position.
Applications will be accepted at the Woodland Public Schools’ District Office until 4 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. Final candidates will be interviewed with the board on Monday, January 27.
“Serving on the school board offers the unique opportunity to help shape the futures of our community’s children by providing direction to the future of our community’s schools,” said Superintendent Michael Green. “We encourage interested, qualified citizens to apply and be considered for this rewarding volunteer role.”
The Woodland School District Board of Directors
The Woodland School District Board of Directors consists of five school board members, elected by ballot by the registered voters of the district. Except as otherwise provided by law, board members hold office for terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. The terms of board members are staggered as provided by law.
The school board acts as the policy-making body of the district and is responsible and accountable for planning, policy, advocacy, and evaluation. Working within a framework of state and federal laws, the board provides direction for the district, approving policies, making financial decisions, determining building needs, and approving the budget. The board regularly reviews the progress of the district.
It is an honor to serve as superintendent of the Woodland Public Schools since 2007. Woodland has been a great place for my own children to grow and learn. It is a community that I have grown to love and am proud to call it my home. My driving goal is to see our school board vision become a reality for each child.
My adult working life has been committed to public education. I am passionate about the purpose, mission, and work of public schools as a pillar of our democracy. I have taught in a one-room schoolhouse in a remote Alaskan village, taught first-grade in the Puget Sound area, and served as an elementary principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Business, a Bachelors degree in education, and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. I have completed extensive post-graduate education and hold a superintendent’s certificate.
I am married and together we are parents to two great kids. A daughter who graduated from Woodland High School in 2015 and a son who graduated with the class of 2017.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Sarah was raised in Woodland and graduated from Woodland’s schools. Following graduation, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Linfield College, worked as an RN for eight years, and is currently staying home to raise her young children.
She and her husband, Dan, have three children including two sons who currently attend Woodland Public Schools. Sarah loves the Woodland community and cares deeply about the education her children receive in Woodland schools.
“As our community grows in size and diversity, I look forward to seeking solutions to meet the needs of all the children in our community.”
Janice was raised in Woodland and attended Woodland schools. After graduating Woodland High School, she focused her attentions on raising a family and working to the banking field. Currently she is the owner and operator of a local business. Janice and her husband currently have four children who have all graduated from Woodland's schools.
"As a parent and member of the community, I remain very interested in our children's education in our fast-growing School District."
The District #5 Director, Steve Madsen, resigned his position on November 13th. The board will be working in the coming month to develop a plan to recruit and appoint a replacement director who will serve the two years remaining in Director Madsen's term.
Our Student Representative
Camila Avelar is a Woodland High School student who participates in ASB, Choir Club and the Honor Society. She serves as the student representative to the Board of Directors.