Overview - School Board

  • 2020 Snoqualmie Valley School Board of Directors
    2020 School Board at State Capital in Olympia
    Advocating for public education in Olympia in January 2020,
    left to right, back row: Directors Geoff Doy, Carolyn Simpson and Gary Fancher;
    Front row: Superintendent Rob Manahan, Student Representatives Emma Cullen and Paytan Murray,
    and Directors Melissa Johnson and Ram Dutt Vedullapalli
    • Melissa Johnson, johnsonm3@svsd410.org -- Director from District 1, Vice president
         Service began January 2018; Current term: 1/2018-12/2021
    • Geoff Doydoyg@svsd410.org -- Director from District 2
      Service began January 2012; Current term: 1/2020-12/2023
    • Carolyn Simpsonsimpsonc1@svsd410.org -- Director from District 3, President
         Service began January 2012; Current term: 1/2020-12/2023
    • Gary Fancher, fancherg@svsd410.org -- Director from District 4
         Service began January 2018; Current term: 1/2018 -12/2021
    • Ram Dutt Vedullapalli, duttr@svsd410.org -- Director from District 5
         Service began January 2020; Current term: 1/2020-12/2023
    • Emma Cullen, Student representative, senior
    • Garner Brown, Student representative, junior


    Student Representatives to the School Board

    Student voice on the 2019-20 School Board was provided by Mount Si High School students Paytan Murray (2020 graduate) and Emma Cullen (senior)

    Starting fall 2020, the Board welcomes junior Garner Brown as the next Student Representative.


    As members of the Board, we would like to thank you for entrusting us in this role. We believe that great schools cannot be maintained without first-rate school boards. For this reason, we are striving for excellence at the board level because we know that our effectiveness directly impacts the students in our schools.


    We also know that strong and productive working relationships between administrators, teachers, support staff and the Board are critical to the success of our schools. These relationships, along with strong community support and involvement, are essential to our success.


    We consider it an honor to represent this community and to be entrusted with the education of its children. We thank you for your continued support during another exciting school year!


    Members of our School Board serve four year terms. Although each member resides in a specific area of the District, each is elected by and represents the district-at-large. The Board schedules 20 regular meetings throughout the school year, with additional meetings scheduled to study specific issues.


    School Board meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of most months. These meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Snoqualmie Council Chambers located at 38624 SE River Street, Snoqualmie, Washington 98065. The public is encouraged to attend. Agendas for Board meetings are generally available online the Tuesday prior to a meeting.


    You may communicate with Board members by calling the District Office at (425) 831-8000, by writing a letter addressed to the Board, or by speaking to the Board during the public participation period at each school board meeting. Your comments and concerns are always welcome.