School board receives statewide award

School board receives statewide “Board of Distinction” award
Posted on 11/04/2021
Image: School board members at summer retreat

The Anacortes School Board has been recognized by the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) with its “Board of Distinction” award, highlighting the board’s focus on student achievement, community engagement, and goal setting. 


Current school board members are Bobbilyn Hogge, Marliyn Hanesworth, Jennie Beltramini, Matt Cutter, and Erin Rieger. Student board representatives are Chloe Chambers, Cassius Tossavainen, Brady Graham, and Annaly Ellis. 


This is the eighth time that Anacortes has been honored. Anacortes is one of only 12 districts statewide that have received the award five or more times. 


Thirty-four school boards statewide were named this year out of 295 districts. Anacortes and Mount Vernon were both recognized from Skagit County.


“This award reflects our district’s commitment to high achievement for all students,” said Board President Bobbilyn Hogge. “As a board, we review data, engage in our own professional development, and make research-based decisions in support of our students.” 


This award recognizes the board’s work through its revision of the district’s Annual Operating Plan and its commitment to community engagement throughout the pandemic. 


“I’m proud of the board, and the district, for being recognized for its hard work and leadership,” said Superintendent Justin Irish. “This award reflects the real work being done in our classrooms every day to support student growth and achievement.” 


Questions? Contact the Superintendent’s Office - 360-503-1211 or tramsay@asd103.org 




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