Congratulations to Drs. Molly Branson-Thayer and LaWonda Smith

Dr. Molly Branson-Thayer will be taking on her new role as President-Elect and Dr. LaWonda Smith will be joining the board as a Board Member-at-Large for the 2020-21 year.  You can learn more about each these board members here

2019-2020 Board

Hilary Loeb, Ph.D.
425.917.7603 (office) I 206.718.4868 (cell)
[email protected]
Director, Strategy, Evaluation and Learning
Puget Sound Educational Service District
800 Oakesdale Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057

Past President:
Paul Stern
[email protected]
Data Strategist
Vancouver Public Schools
PO Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668

Brian Rick, M. Ed.
[email protected] 
Director of Research and Assessment
Bellingham Public Schools
1306 Dupont St., Bellingham, WA 98225

At-Large Board Members:
Bill Ash
[email protected]
Director of Assessment
Central Valley School District
19307 East Cataldo, Spokane Valley, WA 99016
(Term expires May 15, 2021)

Molly Branson Thayer, Ed.D.
(206) 221-8919
[email protected]
Director, Quality Youth Development
University of Washington, College of Education
5001 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
(Term expires May 15, 2020)

Brian Gabele
253.583.5052 x5052
[email protected] 
Director of Assessment & Program Evaluation
Clover Park School District
10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 
(Term expires May 15, 2022)

Aira Jackson, M.Ed.
(360) 725-6228
[email protected]
English Language Arts Director
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
PO Box 47220/600 Washington Street
Olympia, WA 98504

Brandon Lagerquist
(425) 431-7302
[email protected]
Director - Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
Edmonds School District
(Term expires May 15, 2022)

Nasue Nishida, M.A.
(360) 350-2930
[email protected]
Executive Director
Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession
PO Box 4162, Olympia, WA 98501
(Term expires May 15, 2021)

Executive Secretary:
Melanie Quaempts, Ed.D
(253) 391-0400
[email protected]
Washington Educational Research Association
P.O. Box 330, Black Diamond, WA 98010