Board of Directors
Each board member serves a four-year term, and together, they are responsible for establishing the district's goals and policies and are the governing body on adoption of school budgets and all fiscal matters. It's the job of the superintendent, who represents the board, and the district staff to carry out the board's wishes.
The board welcomes and encourages public participation during its meetings. Members believe that good schools and the community nourish each other and that active citizen interest guarantees the excellence of public schools.
Board meetings begin at 5:30pm at the district's Administrative Service Center ( 13413 NE LeRoy Hagen Memorial Drive). All meetings are open to the public (with the exception of executive sessions). At each regular or special meeting, the public can participate in one of two ways:
The board asks for citizen comments to permit audience members to raise district issues not listed on the agenda. However, board members will only be able to listen and/or ask clarifying questions. They will not respond or take action on items not on the published agenda. Or, at regular or special meetings, you can speak regarding any information or action item on the agenda, at the time that item is discussed.
You can email the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them at their individual numbers that are listed below.
Ginny Gronwoldt (School Board President) was elected to the Board, for District 5, in November 2017 and re-elected in November 2021. She serves as a mentor with the Police Activities League of Vancouver and on the Development Committee for Fosterful, serving the fostered youth in our community. Prior to joining the board, she served as the President of the Evergreen School District Foundation, York Elementary PTA, and Educational Opportunities for Children and Families. Ginny has a passion for education with three children of her own in Evergreen Public Schools. She works as a Portfolio Manager for Riverview Community Bank and has been a long-time business lender in the local community.
Contact Ginny: 971-998-7473
Julie Bocanegra (School Board Vice President), appointed to represent District 1 the Evergreen Board of Directors in February 2012 and re-elected in November 2013, November 2017 and November 2021, manages a branch of Columbia Credit Union. She also is a former chair of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Evergreen Little League and a lifelong Vancouver resident. Bocanegra and her husband have a son, Zach, who graduated from Heritage High School. In Fall 2020, she was selected to serve as a member of the Washington State School Directors Association Board.
Contact Julie: 360-910-5175
Rob Perkins (School Board Legislative Representative), the Chief Technology Officer for Finite Solutions, is a 1987 graduate of Mountain View High School. He and his wife, Kim, have five children who have graduated, or are currently enrolled in, Evergreen schools. Rob started his volunteer work in the district with two years as PTA Treasurer at Harmony Elementary School. He followed that up with work on the district's ad-hoc Budget Committees and Instructional Materials Committees. He was officially sworn in at the Board’s March 11, 2014 meeting to represent District 2 and was re-elected in 2015 and 2019.
Contact Rob: 360-450-3937
Victoria Bradford, the President of Comfort Interiors, was elected to the school board in November 1999 to the District 3 slot. She is the mother of two daughters, both products of Evergreen Public Schools. A former bank officer and long-time school volunteer, Ms. Bradford attended Portland State University and Marylhurst College. Prior to joining the board, she served as chair of Evergreen Citizens for Schools, chair of Evergreen Coalition of Parent Organizations, and president of the Harmony Parent/Teacher Association. She worked on other district committees and was a member of a Shared Leadership Team. She is a cofounder of the Quality Education Coalition of Clark County and a member of the Vancouver Downtown Association. She was re-elected to the board in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
Contact Victoria: 360-936-8819
Jacqueline Weatherspoon was appointed to the board to represent District 4 in March 2022. She is a member of the district’s Equity Advisory Committee and also works with S.A.F.E. (Students Advocating for Equity). She held multiple positions for the Harmony PTA including volunteer coordinator, secretary, vice president, and co-president. Jacqueline is a former reporter and editor at The Oregonian. She and her husband have three children in Evergreen Public Schools.
weatherspoon selected as director 4 Position
EVERGREEN SCHOOL BOARD SELECTS JACQUELINE WEATHERSPOON AS NEW BOARD MEMBER
On December 28, 2021, the Evergreen School Board members voted to approve John Boyd as the Evergreen Public Schools interim superintendent. Prior to joining EPS in February of 2022, Boyd spent seven-plus years as the superintendent of the Quincy School District in central Washington. Over his nearly 30-year career in education, he has experience in teaching, instruction, multi-lingual education and administrative leadership.