Leadership for Learning Cohort 1, 2001-04
University of California Berkeley, BAs in Mathematics.
Pacific Lutheran University, MA in Education Administration.
Nancy is currently an assistant director of Special Services for the Puyallup School District, in charge of Title I, LAP and ELL programs. She also provides professional development in state assessment options and testing accommodation for special education staff in the district. In her previous position as Alternate Assessment Specialist at OSPI, she supervised the development and implementation of state alternate assessments for students with significant disabilities, as well as overseeing state testing accommodations. Nancy received her doctorate from UW in Educational Leadership in June 2006.
I am interested in pursuing a position as a school district superintendent. I would like the opportunity to actualize my vision of leadership for equity and high achievement for all.
Superintendent of Puget Sound Educational Service District
University of Washington, BA in Communication Disorders
University of Washington, Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Seattle University, Masters in Education/Curriculum and Instruction
Seattle Pacific University, Superintendent’s credentials
University of Washington, Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Monte is currently Superintendent of Puget Sound Educational Service District. Previously, Monte worked as Assistant Superintendent for K-12 Services at Puget Sound ESD, and for the Vashon Island School District in a variety of capacities, including Superintendent.
Monte serves as an adjunct faculty member and member of the Superintendent Professional Advisory Board at Seattle Pacific University, and has been an auxiliary faculty/clinical instructor for the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington for many years. Monte is also active in the Washington Association of School Administrators and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He is a member of the National Advisory Board for Scholarship America and past Chair of the Washington State Dollars for Scholars Board. He has recently been appointed by Governor Gary Locke to the Washington State Arts Commission, serving a term through 2007.
Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning ESD 113
University of Montana; Master of Education; Educational Leadership
Montana State University-Billings; Bachelor of Science; Elementary and Special Education
Administrative and Teaching Experience: Eleven years of administrative experience at the school, district and regional level-- 1993-present; Thirteen years of teaching experience in Idaho, Montana, and Washington—1980-1993
Recent Presentations: Association of Educational Service Agencies National Conference-- 2004 and 2001; OSPI Winter Conference—2001/02/03/04; OSPI Summer Institutes 2001/03/04; Washington State Infant and Early Childhood Conference—2001
Publications: Data Analysis to Action: Leadership Information SIRS-Spring 2003; (Contributing Author) Washington State School Improvement Planning Guide (OSPI); (Contributing Author) School System Improvement Resource Guide (OSPI)
Honors: Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Society; Washington Title 1 Distinguished Educator-1994; Northwest Teacher (NWREL)-featured May 1992; National Dean’s List-1980; Outstanding Senior-Montana State University-Billings 1980
Professional Memberships: Washington Association of School Administrators-State Instructional Component Chairperson-2001/02; Region 113 President-2004/05
To provide leadership through advocacy, service, and collaborative engagement in the vital work of enriching lives through learning.
Wheaton College (IL), BA Psychology.
University of Washington, MPA
Secondary social studies teacher and coach, relief and refugee resettlement program director for int’l humanitarian organizations, executive director for non-profit agency helping high-risk street youth, program evaluator/auditor for Congress and state legislature, research and evaluation director for state education agency (OSPI)
Provide leadership and needed information to those serving and supporting students in the public school system.
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
• Executive Director, Learning and Teaching, Puget Sound Educational Service District: 2002-present
• Director, Research, Evaluation & Assessment Center, Puget Sound Educational Service District: 2000-2002
• Director, Teaching and Learning Programs, Puget Sound Educational Service District: 1998-2000
• Trainer, Regional Learning and Assessment Center: 1997-2002
• Coordinator, Schoolwide Title 1, FawcettCenter for Year Round Learning Tacoma School District # 10: 1997-1998
• Classroom Teacher: 1987-1997
• Executive Committee: Washington Learning First Alliance, 2001-present
• Board of Directors: Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002-present
• National Presenter: Creating a Culture of Collaboration ASCD Affiliate Leadership Conference, 2002
• Profiling Change: Using Data for School Renewal National Title 1 Conference, 2001
• President, Board of Directors: Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. 1998-present
• Teacher Representative: Washington State Accountability Task Force. 1997 1998
• PUSH/EXCEL Teacher of the Year 1992-1993
Provide leadership that assures equity of access to high quality education through teacher education, systems design, and facilitation of school restructuring using current research and the practical applications to instruction.
University of Colorado, BA. University of Washington , MEd.
Executive Director of Elemenatary Learning, Highline Public Schools.
Elementary Principal, Highline Public Schools since 1999.
Teaching experience: Reading Recovery Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Title 1 teacher.
To lead system wide improvement of instructional practice.
Idaho State University , BA, Elementary Education.
University of Southern California , M.S.Ed.
Pacific Lutheran University , Education Administrator Certificate
• Director of Program Development - Committee for Children, 2000-present.
• Principal: Glenridge Elementary, Kent, Washington, 1996-2000.Spring Glen Elementary, Kent , Washing, 1992-1996.
• Assistant Principal, Orting Elementary, 1989-1992.
• Supervisor of Student Teachers, School of Education , PLU, 1985.
• Adjunct Instructor, Eastern Washington University , College of Education, 2000-2002.
• Elementary Classroom Teacher, Puyallup, Washington, 1986-1989.
• Department of Defense High School Specialist: special education, basic skills, counseling, college prep language arts , 1972-1982.
• Reading Specialist , Lake Stevens School District, 1970-1972.
To provide visionary, caring leadership and professional support for school districts and educational leaders in creating dynamic, responsive, effective, and balanced learning environments that maximize adult and student performance.
Eastern Washington University, BA
Eastern Washington University, MA
University of Washington, Supt Credential
• High School Teacher-Washougal WA 1981-82
• High School Teacher-Wenatchee WA 1982-1987
• High School Assistant Principal-Nooksack Valley WA 1987-89
• Assistant Superintendent-Nooksack Valley WA 1989-1993
• Superintendent of Schools-Nooksack Valley WA 1993-present
To continue to improve teaching and learning from the system level as well as to continue to learn about system level work and apply to my always developing Theory of Action. To complete my doctoral work at the University of Washington. Seek for other opportunities to utilize my skills, knowledge, experience, and passion in system wide work that improves teaching and learning for ALL children.
Bachelor of Science Psychology
Master of Arts Communication
• Corporate and Foundation Relations, Dev. Officer, Technology Access Foundation, June 2003 - present
• Director of Career Services - University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs, January 1999 – June 2003
• Assistant Director of Admissions - Central Washington University, January 1999 - December 1999
• Development Coordinator – Washington State University, College of Ag and Home Ec. July 1994 – December 1998
I am particularly interested in working with community school partnership and K-12 Higher Ed partnership development. I would like to obtain a position in an urban school district setting particularly focusing on developing and coordinating efforts to provide excellent education for all students by improving access and opportunity for all children regardless of race or economic status.
University of Maine, Machias
Seattle Pacific University
For twenty-six years I have pursued the path of excellence in education leadership. I believe that as a citizen I am obligated to give my best effort to help make it possible for all kids to experience the benefit of a great education.
To apply my experience and lessons learned from my own moments of humility, to leading a school district.
I am currently the principal of Bemiss Elementary School in the Spokane School District for 6 years. I have taught most elementary grades and for one year assisted the district in implementing performance assessments as the classroom-based assessment facilitator. As a member of the Science Subject Advisory Committee, LASER faculty and LASER Steering Committee member I have been involved in state science reform for the past 10 years. I was a member of the EALR Review Committee, 2 nd Grade Reading Assessment Committee and continue to be a part of our state’s reform efforts by participating on numerous state committees. I consult with other districts on their district-wide reform efforts and lead professional development for administrators. I will be an Executive Director for Spokane Public Schools beginning in July of 2004.
My goal is to be the superintendent of a district serving a high number of students living in poverty.