Gov. Inslee Appoints Dr. Susana Reyes to State Board of Education


Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Pasco School District’s Dr. Susana Reyes to the State Board of Education. Dr. Reyes currently serves as PSD’s Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Human Resources. She has dedicated her over 20-year career to serving students and families across all areas of the education system.

Dr. Reyes joined Pasco School District in September 2017, and has held previous educational leadership positions in Mead, Pullman, and Wapato school districts. Before entering district administration, she served as both an elementary bilingual teacher and principal.

"Dr. Reyes has a wealth of experience in providing educational leadership to communities all over the state," Gov. Jay Inslee said. "She will bring important perspectives to the Board and will help represent the needs of underserved populations. She will be a great addition to the State Board of Education."

Dr. Reyes is a member of the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Pasco, and a Governor appointee to the Washington Student Achievement Council. She is one of the founders of the soon-to-be Washington Association of Latino/a Administrators, which will be a state-affiliate of the National Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents. Dr. Reyes is also the past president for the Washington Educational Research Association, and a member of both the American Association of School Administrators and Washington Association of School Administrators.

"I look forward to utilizing my experience to work collaboratively with my fellow Board members to ensure all students receive the supports they need to be successful in education and in life," Dr. Reyes said.

Dr. Reyes holds the principal's credential and superintendent's credential from Washington State University, as well as a Doctor of Education from WSU. She will fill the appointed Position 5 on the 16-member State Board of Education and will serve through January 2022.

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Posted: March 19, 2019