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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.

 Kurt Miller, President


Term expires: November, 2015

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

 Scott Heinze, Vice President


Term expires: November, 2017

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

 Karen Vialle


Term expires: November, 2017

School Assignments: Stadium, Jason Lee, Meeker, Browns Point, Bryant Montessori, Crescent Heights, Grant, Lowell, McCarver, Northeast Tacoma, Stanley, Tacoma Business Academy

 Catherine Ushka

Catherine Ushka-Hall

Term expires: November, 2015

School Assignments: Wilson, Science and Math Institute, Mason, Truman, Downing, Jefferson, Point Defiance, Skyline, Sherman, Washington-Hoyt, Alternative Learning Center

 Debbie Winskill


Term expires: November, 2019

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

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