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


Board Meetings

PUBLIC TESTIMONY PROTOCOLS

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.


The Board does not take public comments on issues related to personnel or individually named staff at Board meetings. If this occurs, speakers will be ruled out of order by the president. The president will also rule a speaker out of order if they partake in name-calling, use profanity, racial slurs or threats. Persons who attempt to disrupt the meeting will be asked to leave.

Speaking at the Board Meeting: Those who wish to address the School Board at a meeting may do so as a scheduled speaker during the “Citizen Comments” portion of the agenda. Scheduled speakers must call the Superintendent’s Office at 360-604-4005 by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting in order to be included on the agenda. Speakers must provide their name and indicate the topic they will be speaking on. Scheduled speakers are allotted three minutes to speak.

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).

Accommodation: Persons requiring 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 implement appropriate accommodations.

Please click below to view the Board of Directors meeting on May 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm.

When: May 24, 2022, 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting

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Board Members

Ginny Gronwoldt

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

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Julie Bocanegra

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

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Rob Perkins

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

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Victoria Bradford

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

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Jacqueline Weatherspoon

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.

Contact Jaqueline at 360-882-8782


weatherspoon selected as director 4 Position

EVERGREEN SCHOOL BOARD SELECTS JACQUELINE WEATHERSPOON AS NEW BOARD MEMBER


News Release from Evergreen Sch. Dist.

Posted on FlashAlert: February 22nd, 2022 6:57 PM

The Evergreen School Board Directors has selected Jacqueline Weatherspoon to fill Director 4 position left vacant when Rachel Rogers resigned. Weatherspoon was one of five candidates interviewed and brought forward for consideration at the February 18, 2022 School Board meeting. Weatherspoon will be sworn in at the March 8, 2022 School Board meeting.

Weatherspoon is the mother of three teenagers who are currently attending schools in the Evergreen School District. Weatherspoon has volunteered for multiple school organizations including the Harmony Elementary PTA and she is currently a member of Evergreen Public Schools Equity Advisory Committee. Weatherspoon is a graduate of Florida A&M University where she earned a degree in Journalism. Weatherspoon previously worked as a journalist, including a stop at The Oregonian newspaper where she held numerous positions.

Weatherspoon’s appointment as a board member will be through December, 2023. The position will be up for election for a four-year term in November, 2023.


superintendent

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John Boyd

On December 28th, 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.

Boyd, who is fluent in Spanish, and knows basic Mandarin, started his school career as a paraeducator, moved into teaching, then served as a principal and instruction leader before moving into a superintendent role. He has worked in large school districts including Seattle, Edmonds and Highline. In his time as superintendent in Quincy, a smaller rural district, he increased test scores and graduation rates implemented culturally-appropriate supports for multi-lingual students and families, and oversaw a facilities bond and construction work. He also led a team that successfully connected students in a rural 450-square mile district during remote learning.

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