Board of Directors

The board meets monthly and the public is always invited to attend our meetings. If you need assistance for translation, interpretations or any other requests, please email Renee Hill in the superintendent's office at or call 425-917-7602. Recordings of past meetings are available below on BoardDocs.

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About The Board

The Puget Sound Educational Service District Board of Directors is comprised of nine elected members representing school districts across King and Pierce counties and Bainbridge Island. Our Superintendent, John Welch, is a member of the Board and serves as the Secretary. 

Barbara Peterson (she/her) District 7, Federal Way, Fife, Highline, Tukwila

Board Chair, District 7 Federal Way, Fife, Highline, Tukwila, Puyallup (part)

Marcella Tomlin District 8 Districts Peninsula, Tacoma, University Place

Board Vice-Chair, District 8 Peninsula, Tacoma, University Place and Puyallup (part)

Peter Maier (he/him) District 1 Shoreline, Seattle (North)

District 1 Northshore (part), Seattle (part), Shoreline

Shahrzad Shams

District 4 Lake Washington, Northshore (part), Riverview, Skykomish

Joanne Seng District 6 Districts Auburn, Dieringer, Enumclaw, Puyallup, Snoqualmie Valley, Sumner-Bonney Lake, Tahoma

District 6 Auburn, Dieringer, Enumclaw, Puyallup (part), Snoqualmie Valley, Sumner-Bonney Lake, Tahoma

Stanley Holland (he/him) District 9 Steilacoom, Orting, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Eatonville, Carbonado, and White River

District 9 Steilacoom, Orting, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Eatonville, Carbonado, Puyallup (part) and White River

Student Board Representatives

In 2021, the PSESD Board of Directors approved the selection of four student representatives to serve as the student voice on the board. Student representatives participate in an onboarding workshop series, work with a PSESD Board member as their advisor, and attend all regular Board meetings. Students also attend special meetings or study sessions, participate in discussions at regular, open meetings of the Board when applicable (without making a motion to vote), as well as helping to support and orient new student representatives and participating in Board training sessions.

Parent Policy Council Board Representatives