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WSSDA Direct is a quarterly publication highlighting member experiences and dialogues. The 2022 Spring edition captures the spirit of renewal, and long-awaited adjustments to previous hurdles.

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The Strategic Advocacy and Policy and Legal teams, share the 10,000-foot view of 2022 Legislative season outcomes.

Before the close of session, WSSDA members got the chance to share perspectives on behalf of their districts in legislative testimony. They share tips in this edition of WSSDA Direct on how to gain traction on the hill.

Director Spotlight

Our spotlight takes focus on Lisa Rivera Smith – Seattle School District. This interview shares her story and highlights her challenges.

Feature Story

“Community engagement in education is one of the five core principles of the Washington School Board Standards. The Auburn School District, whose board of directors received WSSDA’s 2021 Board of the Year award for large school districts, didn’t let a little thing called COVID-19 stop it from fulfilling that principle.”


See the winning drawing selected in the #USvsHate contest.