Joanne Greer, a long-time member of Deer Park’s Board of Directors, has been selected as the next president-elect of the Washington State School Directors’ Association. Joanne was recently elected in a month-long election process in which school board members throughout the State of Washington participated in the voting. Joanne presently serves as WSSDA’s vice president.

WSSDA Executive Director Alan Burke said of Joanne, “…[she] has tremendous experience as a businesswoman and longtime school director. It’s a real bonus that she also honed her skills on the WSSDA board and legislative committee.”

Joanne has served as a Director in Deer Park for 18 years and has represented our region on the WSSDA Board of Directors. She also served on WSSDA’a legislative committee 10 years. In keeping with WSSDA’s election process, Joanne will assume office as president-elect on November 22, during the closing session of the WSSDA Annual Conference and will serve for a year with current President-Elect Chris Nation, who will serve as WSSDA president for the upcoming year. The following year (November 2016), Greer will become WSSDA president.

We are thrilled for Joanne and we are incredibly proud to have her represent our district and our region in this important position – she is deserving, she is well prepared, and she is dedicated to the success of public schools. Way to go Joanne!



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.