Function of the Board
The Board is a governing body that establishes policy, maintains the financial health of the school, and maintains and supports the institutional mission. The Board’s role is defined so as not to interfere with the day-to-day operation of the school.
In June 2022, the Board completed a 2022-2027 Strategic Plan for WMS. View the summary and goals of the plan here.
Woodinville Montessori School’s Board of Trustees exists to create plans, set policies and make strategic decisions that will best ensure the viability of the institutional mission for the current students’ children.
To contact the Board of Trustees, please call 425-482-3184 or email us at email@example.com.
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We welcome applications from our families and from members of the greater community who are willing to serve and dedicate time to WMS.
2022-2023 Board of Trustees
Born and raised in the South Puget Sound region, Victoria moved north after high school to attend Seattle University where she earned her B.A. in English Literature and History. After a barista stint at Starbucks, she attended Western Washington University to earn her Masters in Education and has spent over 20 years working in the classroom. When it came time to send their older daughter to Kindergarten in 2015, Victoria and her husband chose WMS, and they have been active in the school community since. Victoria served for three years on the Family Alliance executive committee—one year as secretary and two years as VP. As a member of the WMS Board of Trustees, she looks forward to sharing her expertise in the education field to support the school’s mission while gaining experience in a new facet of school operations and connecting with the broader WMS community.
Karen D’Ewart is a lifetime Washingtonian, growing up on the Eastside and then graduating from the UW. Her professional career began in teaching, which led to educational administrative work, and has now resulted in a business management role that oversees the finances and HR for the family business.
Both of Karen’s children started at WMS in the Early Childhood program and ‘graduated’ after completing the Upper Elementary program. During their enrollment, Karen volunteered in the classroom, participated in the PTSA (now the Family Alliance), chaired several auctions, then served as a trustee on the first non-family board. She ultimately became the school’s first business manager. For the past several years, Karen has served as an advisor on the school’s finance committee.
For fun, Karen likes to play soccer, ride horses, hike, serve on nonprofit boards, scuba, ski, travel as much as possible, attend book club, and play golf!
Jessica began her teaching career in the Boston area before moving to California and ultimately settling in Washington State. She has held varied roles in schools including science teacher, department chair, academic dean, instructional coach, and middle school division head. She also works as an educational consultant specializing in school schedule design. Jessica is a founding Co-Head of The Hatch School, a new Seattle high school opening in the fall of 2022. As a member of the WMS Board, she brings experience in strategic planning, hiring, and systems management. Beyond her work in schools, Jessica is an avid reader, enthusiastic knitter and quilter, and amateur cake decorator. Her 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son are particularly happy about the baked goods!
Sean and his wife, Jenny, have been parents at WMS since 2019. They have two children in the Early Childhood program. Sean’s work focuses on building education programs that foster agency and independence in children. He has worked and consulted on projects for publishers, hospitals, enrichment programs, and technology startups that promote choice in learning.
Sean is serving his second year on the Board of Trustees. He holds a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania, an EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University, and an MBA from the University of Washington.