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The NEWS Board of Trustees

Members of the McCleary Coalition’s Board of Trustees are appointed by the Board and confirmed at an annual general membership meeting.

  • President: Michael Dunn, Superintendent, NorthEast Washington ESD 101
  • VicePresident: Catherine Ahl, Education Chair, League of Women Voters of Washington
  • Secretary: Sarah Thornton, Executive Director/Human Resources & Legal Affairs, Pasco School District
  • Treasurer: Aimee Iverson, General Counsel, Washington Education Association
  • Member: Mike Blair, Superintendent, Chimacum School District (retired)
  • Member: Tammy Campbell, Superintendent, Federal Way School District
  • Member: John Cerqui, Deputy General Counsel, Seattle School District
  • Member: Miles Erdly, Principal, Horizon Elementary School, Kent School District
  • Member: Jim Kowalkowski, Superintendent, Davenport School District; Director, Rural Education Center
  • Member: Michelle Nims, President, Washington State PTA
  • Member: Christie Perkins, Special Education Coalition
  • Member: Gene Sementi, Superintendent, West Valley School District (Spokane)
  • Member: Dan Steele, Asst. Exec. Director/Governmental Relations, Washington Association of School Administrators