Meet Washington State’s Charter School Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee this morning announced the appointments to this commission this a.m. in a joint statement with Lt. Gov. Brad Owen and House Speaker Frank Chopp.

Gov. Inslee’s appointees are: Former Seattle School Boardmember Steve Sundquist; Doreen Cato, executive director and chief professional officer of the United Way of Grays Harbor. Seattlelites will recognize her name because she is also the former executive director of First Place, a kindergarten through sixth grade nonprofit school for at-risk children and families and Chris Martin, an advocate for gifted education and founder of PRODIGY NW.

House Speaker Frank Chopp appointed to the Charter School commission Trish Millines Dziko, co-founder of the TAF Academy, a school operating under the auspices of the Federal Way School District; Former state Rep. Dave Quall , once a Mount Vernon high school teacher; and Dr. Margit McGuire, Director of Teacher Education in the Master inTeaching program at Seattle University.

Lt. Governor Brad Owen appointed: Larry Wright, Cindi Williams and Kevin Jacka, a school district superintendent.

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