2017-2018 Board of Directors

Tracy Bennett

Tracy Bennett

Head of School, Seattle Waldorf School

Constituency: AWSNA
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2018

 

Paul Bootsma

Paul Bootsma

Superintendent, Lynden Christian School

Constituency: CSI
Region: Western Washington
Term Expires: 2020

 

Kristin Dixon

Kristin Dixon

Interim Superintendent, Archdiocese of Seattle

Constituency: Catholic
Region: Western Washington
Term Expires: 2020

Peter Fackenthall

Peter Fackenthall

Principal, Auburn Adventist Academy

Constituency: SDA
Region: Western WA
Term Expires: 2020

Sherrie Gibelyou

Sherrie Gibelyou

Administrator, Concordia Lutheran Schools

Constituency: LUTH
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2019

Sherri L. Goetze

Sherri L. Goetze

Principal, Pullman Christian School

Constituency: ACSI
Region: Eastern Washington
Term Expires: 2018

Brian Harris

Brian Harris

Principal, Walla Walla Valley Academy

Constituency: SDA    
Region: Eastern Washington
Term Expires: 2020

 

Barbara Hutton

Barbara Hutton

Head of School, NOVA School

Constituency: NWAIS
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2020

 

Holly Leach

Holly Leach

Superintendent, Northshore Christian Schools (WFIS Board Chair)

Constituency: ACSI
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2018

 

Cyndi Pollard

Cyndi Pollard

Principal, Evergreen Christian School

Constituency:  ACSI
Region: Eastern Washington
Term Expires: 2020

Gracie Martinez

Gracie Martinez

President PNMA, Three Tree Montessori School

Constituency: MONT
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2019

Mike Prato

Mike Prato

Principal, Kennedy Catholic High School

Constituency: CATH
Region: Western Washington
Term Expires: 2019 (2)

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell

Principal, Mount Vernon Christian School

Constituency: CSI
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2020

Eric Thuau

Eric Thuau

Head of School, French American School of Puget Sound

Constituency: NWAIS
Region: Statewide
Term Expires: 2019

Ex Officio Members

Chelle Downey-Magee

Chelle Downey-Magee

Director, Issaquah Montessori

Private Schools Representative
Early Learning Advisory Committee

Judy Jennings

Judy Jennings

State Board of Education

Private Schools Representative
Washington State Board of Education

Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Superintendent, Cascade Christian Schools

Chair, Private School Advisory Committee

Jon Kellett

Jon Kellett

High School Principal, Life Christian Academy

Private Schools Representative
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association

Andrew Rauch

Andrew Rauch

Facilities Manager, Epiphany School

School Safety Advisory Committee

Rick Skeen

Rick Skeen

Athletic Director, King’s Schools

Private Schools Representative
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association

WFIS Staff

Suzie Hanson

Suzie Hanson

Executive Director

Suzie Hanson joined WFIS in 2010 after being an active member for many years. She worked in private education for sixteen years as a teacher, an administrator, and an outreach coordinator. Suzie is driven by the belief that diversity in education is vital to the well-being of children, families and educators. She enjoys her work with schools throughout the State and in Olympia fighting for independence for our schools.

Sharon Ricci

Sharon Ricci

Membership and Outreach Manager

Sharon Ricci joined WFIS in 2015.  She draws in participants from across the diverse educational community of WA State to build strong community relationships, establish new programming and collaborative opportunities, and cultivate clear communication for private school advocacy.  She develops, maintains and promotes positive and professional outreach for WFIS to engage member schools, state agencies and ESD’s, sponsors, media and the general public.