Board of Directors

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The Olympia School District Board of Directors is comprised of five citizens elected to represent the community in setting district goals and policies, adopting the budget, placing tax levies and bond issues on the ballot, hiring personnel including the Superintendent, and providing the necessary facilities for the education of our community's youth.

Members serve in staggered four-year terms. Board members must be citizens of the United States and qualified voters residing in one of the five geographic "director districts." They are elected, however, by nonpartisan popular vote from the total school district. The state does not limit the number of terms a director may serve. Three board members constitute a quorum for transacting business. Official action can only be taken at a regular board meeting or a special board meeting for which public notice has been given. 

The public is encouraged to attend school board meetings. Regularly-scheduled school board meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the Board Room of the Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel Street NE.

 

The board also holds some special meetings throughout the year. Official action can only be taken at a meeting for which public notice has been given.

 

Director District Boundary Maps

(maps and legal descriptions provided by Sammamish Data Systems)

 

 

*Hard copies of the director district maps are available at the Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506. Please contact (360) 596-6117 for assistance.  

 

Maria Flores headshot

Maria Flores - President

Director, District 1

Elected 2019, Term Expires 2023

[email protected]

(360) 596-6117



Darcy Huffman headshot

Darcy Huffman - Vice President

Director, District 3

Elected 2021, Term Expires 2025

[email protected]
(360) 596-6117

 

 

 

 

TBD (Currently Open)

Director, District 2 

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Hilary Seidel

Hilary Seidel

Director, District 4

Elected 2017 (to fill two-year unexpired term)

Elected 2019, Term Expires 2023

[email protected]

(360) 596-6117

Scott Clifthorne

Scott Clifthorne  

Director, District 5
Elected 2017, Term Expires 2021

Re-elected 2021, Term Expires 2025
[email protected]
(360) 596-6117

 

Rahma Gaye headshotRahma Gaye

Student Representative
Appointed June 2022, Term Expires May 2023
Occupation: Student, Capital High School

[email protected]

(360) 596-6117

 

 

Ru'ya Russell headshotRu'ya Russell

Student Representative
Appointed August 2022, Term Expires May 2023
Occupation: Student, Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA)

[email protected]

(360) 596-6117

 

Christine Zhang headshotChristine Zhang

Student Representative
Appointed June 2022, Term Expires May 2023
Occupation: Student, Olympia High School
[email protected]
(360) 596-6117

 

Patrick Murphy headshot

Patrick Murphy

Superintendent
Olympia School District
[email protected]
(360) 596-6117

Mailing Address for Board Members: Olympia School District, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia, WA 98506