WSSDA Begins Search for New Executive Director


The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) has begun looking for a successor to Tim Garchow, who will resign from the executive director position on June 30, 2024. Garchow has accepted a role with the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) as their new assistant executive director for member support.

“I can’t thank the WSSDA Board that hired me enough,” said Garchow. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity they gave me, for their support, and the support of successive WSSDA Boards whose leadership helped us grow WSSDA into what it is today.”

On March 6, WSSDA posted an RFQ for an executive search firm to help find Garchow’s successor. Since that time, eight applications were reviewed and a contract was awarded to a firm named KEES.

KEES is hitting the ground running. The goal is to have a new executive director in place by mid-summer so they are prepared for the busiest portion of WSSDA’s annual calendar, the fall. The opening will be posted to KEES’ website soon. Potential applicants can check the KEES search page for more information.