Assistant to the Executive Director and Meeting & Event Planner
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Kim Marquette joined AWSP in August 2014 after working the last 25 years for the Tumwater School District. The last 14 years she worked as the Administrative/Athletic Secretary at Tumwater High School. Kim graduated from Tumwater High School and attended Olympia Technical Community College.She enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking and hanging out at her family cabin. She and her husband, Jim, live in Tumwater. They have three married children and one grandson, Aiden.
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David spent the last six years working at OSPI. During that time, he had the opportunity to work on finance reform during the Basic Education Finance Task Force, worked to support the Quality Education Council, and most recently, the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project. At AWSP, David leads the development of new media and the website. A product of North Thurston Public Schools and graduate of Western Washington University, David grew up playing ice hockey (his mom is Canadian) and started playing tennis in high school. In his free time, David is probably on a tennis court somewhere or visiting his nephew or girlfriend in Denver. He also enjoys concerts, sporting events, and trips to Whistler.
Director of High School Programs and Professional Development Specialist
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Seaman joined AWSP in July 2013. Scott was a teacher, coach and
principal for 19 years. He spent 12 of those years as Principal
at Tumwater High School. Scott's career started as a Spanish teacher
and soccer coach at Capital High School in Olympia. He then
moved to neighboring Tumwater School District and became
the Assistant Principal at Tumwater High School for three years
before taking over the principalship. Scott graduated from
Olympia High School in 1989. He then went on to play soccer and
start his undergraduate work at Oregon State University. After
transferring to Washington State University, he graduated with a
degree in Spanish and a minor in English. He later attended
Seattle University where he earned his Masters in School
Administration. Scott later returned to WSU to earn his superintendent credentials and is currently a member of UW’s Leadership For Learning doctoral cohort. Scott's wife, Shelley, and their two kids and yellow Labrador live in Olympia.
Director of Principal Support and Elementary Programs
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Ron Sisson is joining AWSP after serving for 12 years as a principal in the North Thurston Public Schools. He was the principal at Seven Oaks Elementary for 10 years and most recently at Lakes Elementary. Prior to the principalship, Ron taught 6th grade and 7th and 8th grade math and science. He graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Central Washington University and a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from City University. Ron and his high school sweetheart, Heather, have two children. A son, currently serving in the United States Air Force, a daughter who attends Whitman College, and two black labs. He enjoys skiing, fishing, hunting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Membership Services Support
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Braley joined AWSP in 1989 as the production room coordinator running
the offset press and processing membership mailings. Since then, she
has worked with various programs of AWSP including Student Leadership
programs, conference planning, middle level (AWMLP) board of
directors, professional services support, and the Chewelah Peak
Learning Center. She now manages the membership database, accounts
receivable, website content and continues to coordinate middle level
programs and the AWMLP Board. Annalee graduated from North Thurston
High School (North Thurston PS) and the New Market Skills Center in
1988. Annalee and her husband, Troy, live in Rainier with their
Professional Development & Marketing Coordinator
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Macy joined AWSP in March 2015. She has seven years of business experience with an emphasis in marketing and communications. At AWSP, she will coordinate both the State Funded Intern Program and all of our Professional Development. Macy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern in June of 2008 with a major in Business Administration/Marketing. Macy and her husband, Skyler, live in Rochester and have a 2 year old daughter, Hailey. As a family they enjoy camping, fishing and spending time at the beach.
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Caroline joined AWSP in Dec. 2007 after graduating from Pacific Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She creates marketing materials for AWSP’s conferences and workshops, crafts emails to members, and manages AWSP's Washington Principal magazine and Principal Matters e-newsletter. Caroline grew up in Santa Monica, Calif., and graduated from Santa Monica High School. Outside of work, she enjoys arts and crafts, her two chihuahuas, and helping lead her church’s middle/high school youth group. Caroline and her husband, AJ, have a 2-year-old son, Lincoln, and a baby girl on the way in 2015.
Administrative Assistant, Production Room, and Middle Level Program Coordinator
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Mill joined AWSP in December, 2012. Before joining AWSP, Kerry worked
with children in a variety of settings, including the juvenile
justice system, drug and alcohol counseling in middle and high
school, and in a number of positions at Littlerock Elementary and
other schools in the Tumwater SD. She graduated from Capital High
School (Olympia SD), and Centralia Community College. She holds a
bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in sociology,
with a minor in psychology. Kerry and her husband, Shawn, live in
Olympia and have four grown children. She enjoys spending time with
her family and dogs, gardening, knitting and reading.
High School Programs Coordinator and Legislation Support
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Schultz joined AWSP in November 2009. She loves working part-time so
she can be home with her three children. She graduated from Olympia
High School (Olympia SD) and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology
from Washington State University. Her hobbies include running, skiing
and anything involving her kids.
Elementary Programs, Diversity & Equity Committee, and Professional Services Support
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Sippel joined AWSP in December 2006. She holds a bachelor’s degree
in social sciences from Washington State University and has a history
rich in working within public schools and social services
environments. When not in the office, Cris spends her time raising
her son, exploring photography and art in all its glorious forms, and
creating vegan delicacies.
Financial Services and Information Technology Coordinator
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joined AWSP in April 1995, after working at a small accounting firm
in Olympia. He spends most of his time with the finances of AWSP and
its foundation. Part of this work includes vendor and banking
relations, filing state and federal tax forms, and getting member
reimbursements processed quickly. Grants and independent consultant
contracts are also part of Rick’s responsibilities. In the
technology field, Rick keeps desktop and server software up to snuff.
This includes the AWSP membership management program as well as the
general ledger program currently in use. Rick lives in Lacey and has
one daughter and one grandson. He enjoys family time, folk and
bluegrass festivals, traveling in the USA and creating some tasty
dishes on his Big Green Egg smoker.