Yakima School District No. 7
Director, Position 3
4 year term
I am committed to providing quality academic programs within supportive learning environments. I intend to support our staff with competitive salaries and benefits, appropriate class loads, quality facilities and meaningful professional development.
I endeavor to be honest and transparent with all constituents. Kids come first.
Director, Position 4
4 year term
Raymond Navarro, Jr.
Director, Position 5
4 year term
Earl Steven Lee
Critical issues. Equity in idea regarding disproportionality, gangs, safe schools, bullying, homeless students, creation of funds for students school activities, CTE programs, provide mentors for at risk students, requesting more teacher input.
Degrees, YVC-AS, University of Washington BA History/Public Administration. Central Washington University History/Education BA. Masters Degree MEd Master Teacher, project: Serving at risk students in grades 9-12 62 pages. Heritage University “A” average principal credentials need internship for endorsement. Heritage University Special Education endorsement granted, 28 years Washington Certified Teacher. Worldwide renown author for book Music Therapy Reconnection, is the best approach to date that you will find.
Yakima County is divided into 17 separate school districts, each governed by a five-member board of directors who serve regular four (4) year terms. Their responsibilities focus on four areas: Quality of instruction, district planning, policy development and communications. Directors are local policy makers and serve as a link between the school system and the public.
Board members are elected in a nonpartisan general election by all voters within the school district. They receive no salary. Board members are partners in a management team and share in a variety of management decisions from fiscal accounting, employment of teachers, educational materials, and facilities to transportation services.
School directors are called upon to be leaders in the following areas:
√ assessing and reflecting the educational needs and values of the community;
√ developing an educational philosophy;
√ establishing school district goals;
√ providing for program development activities;
√ reviewing the financial needs of the districts;
√ assuring systematic review and evaluation of all phases of the school program