Board of Directors

Ms. Susan Fortin
District 1
Morton, Mossyrock, Onalaska, Rainier, Tenino, Toledo, White Pass, and Yelm
Susan recently retired from the Association of Washington School Principals, where she had worked since 1991 — most recently as AWSP’s Director of Student Leadership.
Mr. Don Rash, Chair
District 2
Adna, Boistfort, Centralia, Chehalis, Evaline, Napavine, Pe Ell, Winlock, and Rochester
Don was a principal in Chehalis and served ten years on the executive staff of the Association of Washington School Principals.
Dr. Dale McDaniel
District 3
Elma, Grapeview, Hood Canal, Mary M. Knight, McCleary, Montesano, Pioneer, Satsop, Shelton, and Southside
Dale spent 45 years in public education. His doctoral degree specialized in at-risk students and programs that reduced truancy to increase graduation rates.
Dr. Al Cohen
District 4
Griffin and Olympia
Al was superintendent in Olympia and is currently a consultant at the superintendent search firm McPherson and Jacobson, LLC.
Mr. Bill Williams
District 5
North Thurston A
Bill is a retired Senior Assistant Attorney General, past president of WSSDA, and former executive director of the Washington State PTA.
Dr. Harry Carthum
District 6
Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Hoquiam, North Beach, North River, Oakville, Ocosta, Quinault, Raymond, South Bend, Taholah, Willapa Valley, and Wishkah Valley
Harry is a former superintendent of Griffin School District.
Mr. Allen Jones, Past Chair
District 7
North Thurston B and Tumwater
Allen, currently employed part-time as a school business consultant and university instructor, has an extensive background in education; particularly in the area of finance.

Meeting Schedule

Regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meetings occur the 2nd Wednesday of the month except where indicated. Meetings begin at noon at the agency unless noted otherwise.


  • August 14
  • September 11 – Work session 9:00 am, Meeting 12:00 noon
  • October 10
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 8 – Work session 9:00 am, Meeting 12:00 noon
  • February 12
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Minutes are posted after they are approved at the subsequent meeting.

Policies & Procedures

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