Voting begins for WSSDA Board Officers

The election window is now open for 2020-2021 WSSDA board officers. School board members should check their inbox for an email with a subject line of “You’re invited to vote…” Simply click the voting button in the email and you’ll be taken directly to the ballot. If any school director can’t find the email, they should check their junk mail folder. The election window closes at 4 p.m. on October 1, 2020. For assistance or questions about the election, school board members should call WSSDA or email

Meet the candidates

Each candidate was asked to submit a statement describing their qualifications for the position and answer three questions in a short video.

Danny Edwards
Committee Candidate
Michelle Perry
Committee Candidate
Vice President
Derek Sarley
Committee Candidate
Vice President

What they do

You may know who you are voting for, but what do WSSDA Board Officers actually do? This election cycle, school directors are voting for WSSDA president and vice president; here are some of the responsibilities of these roles.

The WSSDA President:

  • Chairs meetings of the board of directors and approves agendas for board meetings
  • Represents the association before other groups
  • Serves as a voting delegate at the delegate assembly held during the annual convention of the National School Boards Association and at NSBA regional meetings

The WSSDA Vice President:

  • Serves as a member of the board’s executive committee and WSSDA Legislative Committee
  • Represents WSSDA by participating in state task forces that address significant education policy
  • Participates in NSBA’s Pacific Region meetings, Federal Relations Network Conference and Leadership Conference

Your vote matters

School board directors have an incredible opportunity to shape the future of education for their community and for Washington state. WSSDA is dedicated to assisting all school boards in those efforts. By voting for WSSDA board officers, directors are choosing the leaders of an organization that works solely for the success of not only school boards, but also of the 1.1 million Washington students they serve.

Vote today.