Bellevue Schools Foundation trustees recently voted to appoint six new trustees to the Foundation’s board, bringing the total to 33. Trustees are volunteers who serve three year terms, up to a total of nine years. The new trustees will begin their service on September 1, 2013.
"These six individuals bring such a diverse collection of experiences, perspectives, and strengths to the board," says Executive Director Roxanne Kröon Shepherd. "The one thing they share is a passion for delivering the best-possible public school education to all of our students and a belief that this can only be assured through the thoughtful investment of private donations."
Newly appointed trustees include:
Dan Nygaard: Governance Consultant at Group Health Cooperative and Boy Scouts of America troop leader; parent at the International School.
Kea Rensch: Owner of Merin Designs; PTSA leader and parent at Medina Elementary and Chinook Middle School.
Bob Riley: Retired civil engineer and current Port of Seattle Credit Union board member; Bellevue Schools Foundation ambassador and grandparent at Bellevue Big Picture School.
Andre Thomas: Entrepreneur specializing in the telecommunications industry; parent at Sammamish High School.
Archana Verma: Mentor to students in Bellevue’s public schools through the VIBES program and parent at Odle Middle School.
Mary Yuhas: Teacher and Bellevue School District instructional coach; parent at Spiritridge Elementary.
Founded in 1979, Bellevue Schools Foundation’s mission is to develop, promote, and fund the best possible learning opportunities for all students in Bellevue’s public schools. Learn more at bellevueschoolsfoundation.org.