Board of Directors

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. 

Jordan Posamentier, Position 1 Districts Represented: Shoreline, Seattle (part)

Jordan Posamentier, Position 1 Districts Represented: Shoreline, Seattle (part)

Annie Laurie Armstrong, District 2 Districts Represented: Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Seattle (part)

Annie Laurie Armstrong, District 2 Districts Represented: Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Seattle (part)

Someireh Amirfaiz, District 3 Districts Represented: Issaquah, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Seattle (part)

Someireh Amirfaiz, District 3 Districts Represented: Issaquah, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Seattle (part)

Greg Bawden, District 4: Lake Washington, Northshore, Riverview, Skykomish

Greg Bawden, District 4: Lake Washington, Northshore, Riverview, Skykomish

Agda Burchard, District 5 Districts Represented: Kent, Renton, Seattle (part)

Agda Burchard, District 5 Districts Represented: Kent, Renton, Seattle (part)

Joanne Seng, District 6 Districts Represented: Auburn, Dieringer, Enumclaw, Puyallup,Snoqualmie Valley, Sumner, Tahoma

Joanne Seng, District 6 Districts Represented: Auburn, Dieringer, Enumclaw, Puyallup,Snoqualmie Valley, Sumner, Tahoma

Barbara Peterson, District 7 Districts Represented: Federal Way, Fife, Highline, Tukwila

Barbara Peterson, District 7 Districts Represented: Federal Way, Fife, Highline, Tukwila

Jill Johnson, District 8 Districts Represented: Peninsula, Tacoma, University Place

Jill Johnson, District 8 Districts Represented: Peninsula, Tacoma, University Place

John Zurfluh, District 9 Districts Represented: Steilacoom, Orting, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Eatonville, Carbona

John Zurfluh, District 9 Districts Represented: Steilacoom, Orting, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Eatonville, Carbonado and White River School Districts

PSESD Board Policies

Head Start Advisory Committee

Head Start Advisory Committee

The Head Start Advisory Committee was approved by the Puget Sound ESD Board at their October 15, 2014, Board meeting. Notice was then provided to the Head Start Regional Office regarding formation of this committee. Learn about the Head Start Advisory Committee on the Early Learning Program website.

Early Learning Program

Board Training

Board Public Official Training

REQUIRED School Board Training ESB5964 became law in 2014 and requires all school board members to complete training on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Public Records Act (PRA) and records retention. The training must be completed by all current office holders, and within 90 days of taking office following appointment or election of a new member. Refresher trainings must be completed by each school director every four years that they remain in office. Puget Sound ESD has the opportunity to use the Washington School Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) materials which includes materials an attorney WSRMP contracted with to provide two 15 minute recorded power point trainings that the ESD can use to meet this new requirement. The training is specific to what school board members would need to know. It is important to maintain records that each board member has completed the training as the Washington Supreme Court stated in 2010 that it will consider Public Records Act training in assessing penalties for public records violations. The form to document completed training is located at as the final link below. Please click on the following links to view these trainings. FYI both trainings will request your email address. The handouts follow along with the trainings. 

Completion of Training Form

Supporting Documents

Board Meetings

Board Meetings

2018-19 PSESD Board Meetings

September 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

October 17, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Monday, November 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.Educare Building| 625 SW 100th Street, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

No July Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

2017-18 PSESD Board Meetings

September 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

October 18, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

November 15, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

December 13, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

January 17, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

February 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Educare Seattle, 625 SW 100th Street, WA 98146.

March 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

April 18, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

May 16, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

June 20, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.

July 27, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057.