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The Board of Directors for Tacoma Public Schools is an elected body of five citizens representing the entire district.  Each board member is elected from the district at-large to serve a six-year term. Directors are elected in the primary elections and at-large (city-wide) in the general elections of odd-numbered years. Terms are staggered so that no more than two positions will be open at one time.
If you would like additional information on elections and filing timelines you can visit the Pierce County Auditor-Elections website here.
If you are interested in running for a school board position, you can find a great deal of information on the topic at WA State School Directors Association (WSSDA) website here.
 

 Scott Heinze, President

 


School Assignments: Wilson, Graduation and Re-Engagement Center, Mason, Truman, Downing, Jefferson, Point Defiance, Skyline, Sherman, Washington
Term expires: November, 2017
 

 Karen Vialle, Vice President

 

kvialle@tacoma.k12.wa.us
253-571-1396
School Assignments: Foss, School of the Arts, Giaudrone, DeLong, Geiger, Franklin, Reed, Wainwright, Whittier
Term expires: November, 2017
 

 Catherine Ushka

 
Catherine Ushka-Hall

School Assignments: Stadium, Oakland, Science and Math Institute, Jason Lee, Meeker, Browns Point, Bryant, Crescent Heights, Grant, Lowell, McCarver, Northeast Tacoma, Stanley
Term expires: November, 2015
 

 Debbie Winskill

 


253-627-7377

School Assignments: Mount Tahoma, Early Childhood, Baker, Gray, Arlington, Birney, Edison, Fern Hill, Larchmont, Manitou Park, Stafford
Term expires: November, 2019
 

 Kurt Miller

 


School Assignments: Lincoln, Community-Based Transition, First Creek, Stewart, Blix, Boze, Fawcett, Lister, Lyon, Mann, McKinley, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Whitman
Term expires: November, 2015
 

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