New ESD 113 Board Member Susan Fortin

Dana Anderson swearing in Susan Fortin

The Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 Board of Directors has named Susan Fortin to fill the board vacancy left by Rick Anthony, who retired after their October meeting. She will represent the school districts in District 1, including Morton, Mossyrock, Onalaska, Rainier, Tenino, Toledo, White Pass, and Yelm.

Fortin retired from the Association of Washington School Principals in August, where she had worked since 1991 — most recently serving as their director of student leadership.

The Board chose Fortin because of her demonstrated commitment to the ESD’s mission to ensure excellent and equitable education for all students through service and collaboration.

Fast Facts

  • Susan Fortin was named to the board of Capital Region ESD 113 on November 13, 2019.
  • She serves the school districts in the ESD's "District 1," which includes Morton, Mossyrock, Onalaska, Rainier, Tenino, Toledo, White Pass, and Yelm.
  • She worked at the Association of Washington School Principals from 1991 through 2019 — most recently serving as their director of student leadership.
  • She has worked in education since 1978, serving as a teacher, ASB advisor, and track-and-field coach.

Quotes

  • “I believe that ESDs serve an essential role, particularly for small districts, which make up a large portion of ESD 113.”— Susan Fortin, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, District 1
  • “My career has been dedicated to providing opportunities for all students. This passion has allowed me to question inequities and look for solutions. The work is never-ending!”— Susan Fortin, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, District 1
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