On November 19th, 2017, at the conclusion of this year’s Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) annual conference in Bellevue, Joanne Greer transitioned to the role of “Immediate Past-President” of WSSDA. After a serving the School Directors Association for many years on various committees and in multiple roles on the WSSDA Board, Joanne completed a one-year term as WSSDA’s acting president. Under Joanne’s leadership, the Washington State School Directors Association continued to play a critical role in shaping education policy in our state. The State Legislature met in 2017 to consider what proved to be some of the most significant changes to public education in decades. Prior to and throughout the legislative session, Joanne was frequently at the table with key decision makers in Olympia, representing the voice of school directors throughout our state and advocating for the  1.1 million kids served in Washington’s public schools.

Joanne presently serves as Vice President of Deer Park’s Board of Directors and has served on the Deer Park School Board for 20 years. While serving on the Deer Park School Board for last two decades, Joanne has frequently been a presence on WSSDA’s legislative committee (10 years!) and has also traveled to Washington DC to advocate for our public schools at the federal level.

We couldn’t be more proud; Joanne’s service and capable leadership are of great benefit to our district, our region, and to schools throughout our State. Her steady voice and strong advocacy help assure the present and future quality of our public schools. Way to go, Joanne – your service is greatly appreciated!



The Washington State School Directors’ Association is a trusted, respected advocate for public education and student achievement in Washington State. Serving as a unified voice for local school leaders, WSSDA fosters effective relationships with the Legislature, the governor’s office, the superintendent of public instruction, members of Congress, federal agencies and myriad educational organizations. WSSDA’s legislative reports and analyses are widely read and used throughout the education community. For more information about WSSDA, please explore their website, available at the following link – Washington State School Directors’ Association.



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