Superintendent Organizational Chart & Descriptions

  • Superintendent’s Office

    The superintendent is responsible for the administration of the schools and all departments and programs according to the policies of the board. The superintendent develops and implements a district organization reflecting management functions and responsibilities within the district, works with the board of directors to set long-term goals and to determine the strategic efforts needed to meet those goals.

    Karst Brandsma, Superintendent (360.279.5008)

    Katey Andrews, Executive Assistant/Communication Support (360.279.5010)

    Board meeting agendas and minutes, Board events/activities, Board calendar, correspondence, superintendent’s calendar, policies, and procedures, graphic design, and video production.


    The communications department supports student learning with a comprehensive communications/marketing plan that includes keeping students, staff, parents, and community members informed and connected. The department helps schools and departments connect with parents and other community members using consistent electronic and print communications and engagement opportunities.

    Conor Laffey, Communication Officer (360.279.5045)

    Media relations/inquiries, communications strategies/assistance, emergency response communications, social media, oversee site editors, community and staff surveys, community newsletter, district calendar, specialized communications plans for specific projects and programs, levy and bond communications. 

    Ashley Choquette, Communications/Superintendent Support Specialist (360.279.5005)

    Website content, event logistics, employee recognition program, Board meeting set-up, photography, support main phone line, and greeter for the district office. 

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