Board of Directors

Photograph of Gene Sharratt
Board Chairperson Gene Sharratt

Education Northwest is governed by a board of directors from the Northwest region comprising Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The board includes chief state school officers and their representatives from the five Northwest states; representatives of Education Northwest member institutions, including public and private schools, professional associations, school districts, higher education institutions, and state boards of education; and others appointed to represent both educator and noneducator constituent groups.

Executive Committee

  • Gene Sharratt—Chairperson
  • Senior Research Associate
  • The Center for Educational Effectiveness, Washington
  • Monte Woolstenhulme—Vice Chairperson
  • Superintendent
  • Teton School District, Idaho
  • Chris Spriggs—Secretary/Treasurer
  • Teacher
  • Ferry School District, Idaho
  • Doug Gray
  • Principal
  • Anchorage PAIDEIA Cooperative School, Alaska
  • Alexander Ator
  • Superintendent
  • Roberts K–12 Schools
  • Rita Moore
  • Director
  • Board of Education Portland Public Schools
  • Curtis Yarlott
  • Executive Director and President
  • St. Labre Indian School Educational Association

Board of Directors

Alaska

  • Doug Gray
  • Principal
  • Anchorage PAIDEIA Cooperative School
  • Michael Johnson
  • Commissioner
  • Department of Education & Early Development
  • Scott MacManus
  • Superintendent
  • Alaska Gateway School District
  • Kelly Manning
  • Deputy Director
  • Department of Education & Early Development
  • Carol Wren
  • Vice President
  • Shareholder Development Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Idaho

  • Aleksandra Hollingshead
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Idaho
  • Joel Wilson
  • Deputy Superintendent of Operations
  • Idaho State Department of Education
  • Chris Spriggs
  • Teacher
  • Ferry School District
  • Monte Woolstenhulme
  • Superintendent
  • Teton School District
  • Sherri Ybarra
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Idaho Department of Education

Montana

  • Sharyl Allen
  • Deputy Superintendent
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • Elsie Arntzen
  • State Superintendent
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • Alexander Ator
  • Superintendent
  • Principal Roberts School District
  • Maegan Rides at the Door
  • Director
  • National Native Children's Trauma Center
  • Greg Upham
  • Superintendent
  • Billings Public Schools
  • Curtis Yarlott
  • Executive Director and President
  • St. Labre Indian School Educational Association

Oregon

  • Colt Gill
  • Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Department of Education
  • Carmen Xiomara Urbina
  • Deputy Director
  • Department of Education
  • Rita Moore
  • Director
  • Board of Education Portland Public Schools
  • Alma Trinidad
  • Associate Professor
  • Portland State University
  • Mark Witty
  • Superintendent
  • Baker City School District 5J
  • Mark Yee
  • Managing Director
  • Private Wealth Management U.S. Bank, Oregon

Washington

  • Debra Clemens
  • Superintendent
  • North Thurston Public Schools
  • Cindy Rockholt
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Chris Reykdal
  • State Superintendent
  • WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Gene Sharratt
  • Senior Research Associate
  • The Center for Educational Effectiveness
  • Karina Vega-Villa
  • Program Director
  • Wenatchee Valley College

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