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Board Members for Calendar Year 2014

There are five school board members, each elected from the district at large to serve a six-year term. Terms are staggered so that no more than two positions will be open at one time.
In addition to reviewing and adopting all school district policies, the Tacoma Public Schools Board of Directors selects and appoints the superintendent, sets direction for the district and has the authority to enter into written contracts.

 Scott Heinze, President


Term expires: November, 2017

School Assignments: Wilson, Graduation and Re-Engagement Center, Mason, Truman, Downing, Jefferson, Point Defiance, Skyline, Sherman, Washington

 Karen Vialle, Vice President


Term expires: November, 2017

School Assignments: Foss, School of the Arts, Giaudrone, DeLong, Geiger, Franklin, Reed, Wainwright, Whittier

 Catherine Ushka

Catherine Ushka-Hall

Term expires: November, 2015

School Assignments: Stadium, Oakland, Science and Math Institute, Jason Lee, Meeker, Browns Point, Bryant, Crescent Heights, Grant, Lowell, McCarver, Northeast Tacoma, Stanley

 Debbie Winskill


Term expires: November, 2019

School Assignments: Mount Tahoma, Early Childhood, Baker, Gray, Arlington, Birney, Edison, Fern Hill, Larchmont, Manitou Park, Stafford

 Kurt Miller


Term expires: November, 2015

School Assignments: Lincoln, Community-Based Transition, First Creek, Stewart, Blix, Boze, Fawcett, Lister, Lyon, Mann, McKinley, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Whitman

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