School Board

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 public 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 board.directors@evergreenps.org or contact them at their individual numbers that are listed below.


Board Meetings

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The Board of Directors of Evergreen Public Schools welcomes the public to all open board meetings. At these meetings, time is dedicated to hear from the public on agenda items and other issues of concern. It is important for all community members to feel welcome and safe in the Board’s business meetings. Audience members will be expected to treat all attendees with respect and civility,  just as Evergreen Public Schools expects of students in our schools.

Speaking at the Board Meeting: Any community member wishing to address the Board about an item not on that meeting’s agenda may do so during the designated time for public comments, as long as the comments are not personnel-related or about an individual employee or student and are not legal in nature. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to address the Board.  

Accessibility: The Board of Directors' meetings are accessible to all regardless of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use a dog guide or trained service animal (a service animal is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability). 

Interpretation, Accommodation: Persons who would like interpretation services or accommodations for a disability in order to attend a Board meeting should contact the Board Office at 360-604-4005, before 4:30 p.m., at least three working days before the meeting to ensure that the District has sufficient time to arrange services or accommodations.

School Board meeting general sessions are accessible via Zoom. 

Please see below to view the upcoming Board of Directors meeting.   

Board Documents: The Board of Directors has switched to a new, easier-to-navigate platform for meeting agendas, minutes, archives and scheduling. The new site also allows users to sign up for public comment and subscribe to updates. The new site is at: evergreenps.diligent.community

(Note: During the transition to the new site, some policy documents will still be available at the old Board documents page (click the "policies" pulldown to search and access).

Note: This meeting will include a closed-door executive session in which the Board will review applicants for Interim Superintendent


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When:  June 20, 2024 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Special Board of Directors Meeting


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://evergreenps.zoom.us/j/81378109704

Or One tap mobile :

+12532050468,,81378109704# US

+12532158782,,81378109704# US (Tacoma)

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): +1 253 205 0468 US; +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma); +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston); +1 669 444 9171 US; +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose); +1 719 359 4580 US; +1 689 278 1000 US; +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC); +1 305 224 1968 US; +1 309 205 3325 US; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago); +1 360 209 5623 US; +1 386 347 5053 US; +1 507 473 4847 US; +1 564 217 2000 US; +1 646 876 9923 US (New York); +1 646 931 3860 US

Webinar ID: 813 7810 9704

International numbers available: https://evergreenps.zoom.us/u/keogdYplv4

Note: This meeting will include a closed-door executive session in which the Board will review applicants for Interim Superintendent


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When:  June 24, 2024 09:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Special Board of Directors Meeting


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://evergreenps.zoom.us/j/84349851013

Or One tap mobile :

+12532158782,,84349851013# US (Tacoma)

+12532050468,,84349851013# US

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma); +1 253 205 0468 US; +1 719 359 4580 US; +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston); +1 669 444 9171 US; +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose); +1 305 224 1968 US; +1 309 205 3325 US; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago); +1 360 209 5623 US; +1 386 347 5053 US; +1 507 473 4847 US; +1 564 217 2000 US; +1 646 876 9923 US (New York); +1 646 931 3860 US; +1 689 278 1000 US; +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Webinar ID: 843 4985 1013

International numbers available: https://evergreenps.zoom.us/u/kfyt55nnT

Board meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. 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). Access to board meetings is also available remotely via Zoom.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jul 9, 2024, 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Regular Board of Directors' Meeting

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://evergreenps.zoom.us/j/82531107157

Or One tap mobile :

+12532158782,,82531107157# US (Tacoma)

+12532050468,,82531107157# US

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma); +1 253 205 0468 US; +1 719 359 4580 US; +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston); +1 669 444 9171 US; +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose); +1 564 217 2000 US; +1 646 876 9923 US (New York); +1 646 931 3860 US; +1 689 278 1000 US; +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC); +1 305 224 1968 US; +1 309 205 3325 US; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago); +1 360 209 5623 US; +1 386 347 5053 US; +1 507 473 4847 US

Webinar ID: 825 3110 7157

International numbers available: https://evergreenps.zoom.us/u/kbNPK1h7JJ

Board Members

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Rob Perkins

Rob Perkins (School Board President), 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, 2019 and November 2023.

Contact Rob: 360-450-3937; rob.perkins@evergreenps.org

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Jacqueline Weatherspoon

Jacqueline Weatherspoon (School Board Vice President) was appointed to the board to represent District 4 in March 2022 and re-elected in November of 2023.  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.

 

Contact Jacqueline: 360-882-8782; jacqueline.weatherspoon@evergreenps.org


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Ginny Gronwoldt

Ginny Gronwoldt (School Board Legislative Representative) 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; ginny.gronwoldt@evergreenps.org

Julie Bocanegra

Julie Bocanegra was appointed to represent District 1of the Evergreen Board of Directors in February 2012 and was re-elected in November 2013, November 2017 and November 2021. A lifelong Vancouver resident, she serves as a branch regional manager for Columbia Credit Union and is a former chair of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce and former president of the Evergreen Little League. 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; julie.bocanegra@evergreenps.org

Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson was elected to the board, for District 3, in November 2023. Happily married 36 years, he is the father of two graduated daughters of Evergreen Public Schools and a younger daughter formerly in Home Choice Academy. Gary has a Bachelor of Science from Philadelphia University and 35 years of accounting experience (including private, governmental and public accounting). Gary retired from SEH America as an accountant and previously worked for CAESY Education Systems as their accounting supervisor. Gary espouses the Washington State School Board Standards’ five core principles: 1. Responsible school district governance; 2. Communication of and commitment to high expectations for student learning; 3. Creating conditions district-wide for student and staff success; 4. Holding the district accountable for student learning; 5. Engagement of the community in education.      

Contact Gary: 360-831-6458; gary.wilson@evergreenps.org

Student Representatives

Ifeanyi Covenant Chukwuocha

Ifeanyi Covenant Chukwuocha is a senior at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School. As a student of color, Covenant, as he is known, wants to bring his perspective of diversity, equity and inclusion to the Board and serve as a voice for students who don’t have a voice. At HeLa, he is a member of the book and key clubs, and he participates in ACT-SO, an NAACP program that stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Although he describes himself as quiet, Covenant is eager to serve as a representative of students in district matters.

Sullivan Taylor

Sullivan Taylor is a senior at Heritage High School who wants to serve as a dependable and honest liaison between students and staff and make school a safe place for everyone. Sullivan has served in student leadership since the fourth grade. At Frontier Middle School, she helped to organize the Hispanic leadership meeting to help students of color become school leaders. She has donated her time to the school food bank and to local LGBTQIA groups. She has served as a drum major and band leader for two years and is a member of the National Honor Society. Her vision is of a school district in which students wake up excited to go to school each day.



 Superintendent

John Boyd

On February 14, 2023, the Evergreen Board of Directors named John Boyd the permanent superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools. He had served as the district's interim superintendent since February 2022.

Prior to joining EPS in February of 2022, Superintendent Boyd spent seven-plus years as the superintendent of the Quincy School District in central Washington. During his nearly 30-year career in education, he gained experience in teaching, instruction, multi-lingual education and administrative leadership. 

To learn more about Superintendent Boyd, go to his webpage.