APPLY FOR THE WENATCHEE SCHOOL BOARD
Notice of School Board Openings and Application Process
The Wenatchee School District is now accepting applications for two open school board positions. The Board will appoint candidates to serve in the two vacant at large positions for a term of two years, which is the next regularly scheduled board election.
Eligible applicants must be United States citizens, registered to vote and live within the Wenatchee School District boundaries.
Interested candidates are asked to submit an application by Monday, January 6 at 4 p.m. Applications can be completed online at wenatcheeschools.org or paper copies can be obtained at the District’s administration office at 235 Sunset Avenue, Wenatchee. Paper copies can be returned by mail to PO Box 1767, Wenatchee, WA 98807-1767 or dropped off in-person at the District office. Application materials are available in both English and Spanish.
The Board will review applications starting at 5 p.m. on January 6 to determine which candidates will be offered an interview. A public announcement of the candidates selected for interviews will be made by the Board upon completing their review. Interviews will take place during an open public meeting on Thursday, January 9 starting at 5 p.m. All candidates will be notified of the Board’s final selection by Friday, January 10.
Selection Process Timeline:
Applications Deadline: Monday, January 6 at 4 p.m.
Board Application Review and Interview List Announcement: Monday, January 6 at 5 p.m.
Interviews: Thursday, January 9 starting at 5 p.m. during an open meeting.
Appointment: The Board intends to make an appointment at their regular meeting on January 14.
Should the board fail to fill a vacancy within ninety (90) days from the creation of such vacancy, the educational service district board members shall fill such vacancy.
For questions concerning the application procedures and/or the selection process, please contact the Wenatchee School District at (509) 663-8161.
School Board Members
About the Board Members
Laura Jaecks - Vice President, Board Position #01
Laura Jaecks is currently the Confluence Technology Center and Capital Projects Manager for the Port of Chelan County. Laura previously served as Executive Director of Camp Fire USA – North Central Washington Council from 1996 to 2003 and was responsible for council operations in the counties of Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan and half of Adams. Laura’s previous career experiences include co-owner and general business manager of The Training Station (currently Gold’s Gym), and general partner in Cascade Investments.
Laura holds a Project Management Certificate from University of Washington Extension, Masters of Education in Educational Technology, a BS in Accounting from Central Washington University, and an Associates of Arts Degree from Wenatchee Valley College. Laura has volunteered on many community and school district committees. She currently serves as a member of the City of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and a Board Advisor to the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance (GWATA).
Laura has spent a great deal of her time developing her knowledge of children’s issues through attending workshops and trainings and has written many successful grants, which benefit the community. In November 2009 she completed an eight month long Leadership WSSDA course designed to challenge school directors to grow as visionary, influential leaders, who demonstrate effective governance that improves student learning. The course was facilitated by the Washington State School Director Association.
Martin Barron - Board Position #02
Vacant - Board Position #03
Dr. Michele Sandberg, MD - Board Position #04
Michele Sandberg, M.D., grew up in the Midwest. After completing her B.S. degree at Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University), she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Upon completion of her medical degree, she received her postgraduate training as an active duty member of the U.S. Army, serving nine years total. During that time, she completed a General Psychiatry Residency and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. She was then stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) for the remainder of her military service, functioning as a staff psychiatrist in patient care and supervision of psychiatry residents and fellows. She was also involved in the military's Family Advocacy Program and the WRAMC Institutional Review Board (Human Use Committee) for review and approval of medical research at the facility.
Moving to the Wenatchee Valley in 2008, Michele, her spouse and their four daughters enjoy all that the community has to offer in terms of recreation, culture and arts. Their daughters are all students in the Wenatchee School District. Michele has enjoyed being an active volunteer in the district, meeting other parents, students, educators, administrators and other district employees. She seeks to maximize every student's educational potential and will strive to continue to build a stronger collaborative relationship with the district and the community members. Michele welcomes your feedback on the district and its policies.
Vacant - Board Position #05