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Management & Admin Team

Scott Seaman

(360) 464-2968

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Executive Director

Scott joined us in the fall of 2013 after serving as the principal at Tumwater High School. Scott transitioned to our Executive Director in July 2018. 


Responsibilities

  • Manages the association.
  • Strengthens and develops strategic partnerships.
  • Runs the AWSP/WSPEF Boards.
  • Coordinates with our two national associations.

Greg Barker

(360) 943-5790

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WSPEF Director

Greg took over as the Director of the Association of Washington Student Leadership in July of 2019 after shadowing Susan Fortin (previous director) for a year. Prior to AWSP, he worked with activities and ASB since 1992, with 12 years in Marysville School District, two years at Auburn Riverside High, and the last 12 in the Snohomish School District.


Responsibilities

  • Oversees the Washington State Principals' Education Foundation (WSPEF), which includes AWSL and our Learning Centers (Cispus and Chewelah Peak)
  • Directs AWSL.
  • Provides professional learning to principals, advisers and students in the area of ASB finance and regulations.

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Kim Marquette

(360) 485-0351

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Operations Director

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. 


Responsibilities

  • Supports the executive director and manages our master calendar.
  • Supports the AWSP and WSPEF boards.
  • Provides HR support, including maintaining files and contracts, managing benefits, and managing leave.
  • Primary liaison between AWSP and venue staff for conferences and workshops.

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Kerry Mill

(800) 562-6100

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Administrative Assistant & Member Support Specialist

Kerry Mill joined AWSP in December 2012. Before that, she worked in the juvenile justice system, drug and alcohol counseling in middle & high school, and for Littlerock Elementary and schools in the Tumwater School District.


Responsibilities

  • Grade Level Leadership Committee program coordinator and Regional ESD program coordinator.
  • Payables and accounting support.
  • Assists in workshop registration and professional learning.


Professional Learning Team

Jack Arend

(360) 485-0051

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Associate Director

Jack joined AWSP in July of 2019 after spending 20 years in the Tumwater School District, including 11 years as principal of Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School. Jack has worked at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as central office overseeing district-wide professional learning. 

Responsibilities

  • Professional learning.
  • Mentor support.
  • Leadership framework and evaluation support.

Scott Friedman

(360) 529-5801

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Associate Director (Spokane)

Scott Friedman joined AWSP in July of 2018 after 25 years as a teacher, coach, school, and district administrator.  He began his educational career at Ridgetop Junior High is Silverdale as a teacher and coach.  

Responsibilities

  • High school programs, including the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals board.
  • Supports northeast Washington.
  • Professional learning.
  • Interstate collaboration.

Gina Yonts

(360) 539-8522

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Associate Director
(Walla Walla)

Gina is joining AWSP the summer of 2018. She has served in education the past 27 years as a classroom teacher, Middle School Assistant and Lead Principal, as well as an Elementary Principal in the Walla Walla School District.

Responsibilities 

  • Professional learning.
  • Elementary programs, including Elementary Grade Level Leadership Committee. 
  • Supports southeast Washington.
  • Mentor support.
  • Interstate collaboration.

Macy Bruhy

(800) 562-6100

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Professional Learning and Marketing Coordinator

Macy joined AWSP in March 2015. She has seven years of business experience with an emphasis in marketing and communications. Prior to her work at AWSP, Macy worked in marketing for several companies.

Responsibilities

  • Supports professional learning events. 
  • Manages email marketing for professional learning.
  • Supports the Professional Learning Committee.
  • Manages the state-funded intern grant program.
  • Provides communications support.


School Leader & Student Advocacy Team

Kurt Hatch

(360) 515-7162

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Associate Director

Kurt joined AWSP after 22 years in the field, including 13 as a school leader. Prior to AWSP, Kurt was a principal in the North Thurston and in University Place school districts. He also served as an assistant principal in Kent.

Responsibilities

  • Directs our diversity and equity work, including our Diversity and Equity Committee. 
  • Manages the Middle Level Grade Level Leadership Committee and Regional support for ESD 121.
  • Program Coordinator for the state-funded intern grant. Oversees intern programs.
  • AWSP liaison for university programs, WCEAP, EOGOAC and PESB.
  • Leads the Aspiring School Leaders Network (ASLN)

Roz Thompson

(360) 529-5781

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Government Relations & Advocacy Director

Roz joined AWSP in June 2017. She is a state Danielson Framework specialist. She came from the Tumwater School District, where she was a Curriculum Supervisor and Professional Development Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all governmental relations work.
  • Legislation committee.
  • Serves as PAC Executive Secretary. 
  • Writes & oversees production of Legislative Update. 

Chris Espeland

(360) 722-1026

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Associate Director 
(Inclusion Project Lead)

Chris joined AWSP in December of 2019 as the Inclusion Project Manager. She has served in education the past 25 years as a classroom teacher, Elementary Principal in Monroe School District, and the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Lakewood School District. 

Responsibilities

  • Liaison between OSPI Inclusionary Practices Project and AWSP.
  • Collaboration and Consultation with Nine ESD Regional Coordinators.
  • Coordination/Implementation of Inclusionary Practices Pro Learning for school leaders.
  • Primary Resource for WA School Leaders on Inclusionary Practices.
  • Implementation and Sustainability.

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Cris Sippel

(800) 562-6100

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Special Projects Coordinator

Cris Sippel joined AWSP in December 2006. They hold a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Washington State University and a master's degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College. 

Responsibilities

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  • Diversity and equity advisory council. 
  • Legal support.
  • Washington School Principals Legislative Effectiveness Association (PAC).


Communications Team

David Morrill

(360) 915-5672

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Communications & Technology Director

David joined AWSP in December 2013 after working for OSPI. He worked on the Basic Education Finance Task Force and started on the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program in 2010.

Responsibilities

  • All forms of digital media, including the website, video production, staff photography, podcasting, Principal Matters, and social media.
  • Managing editor of Washington Principal magazine.
  • Public relations and external communications.
  • Technology roadmap, support, and Summer Conference app.
  • Assists with Legislative Update and advocacy, marketing, and professional learning.

Caroline Brumfield

(800) 562-6100

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Graphic Designer & Communications Specialist

Caroline joined AWSP in December 2007 after graduating from Pacific Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She works Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8-4.

Responsibilities

  • Designs all our public-facing content, both digital and print.
  • Manages ads for Washington Principal magazine and edits articles.
  • Works on Principal Matters newsletter. 
  • Main contact for business partnerships.
  • Supports the Summer Conference app.
  • Assists with communications, marketing, and professional learning materials.

Xenia Doualle

(800) 562-6100

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Digital Content Creator

Xenia joined AWSP in March 2019. A documentary filmmaker by trade, Xenia worked all over Europe before starting a successful wedding videography business here in the Pacific Northwest. She spent one year as a middle school teacher and has great artistic talents. She also loves her cat Valentine.

Responsibilities

  • Video production lead.
  • Web and social media.
  • Communications support.


Membership & Finance Team

Annalee Braley

(800) 562-6100

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Membership Coordinator

Annalee Braley joined AWSP in 1989 as the production room coordinator. Since then, she has worked with on Student Leadership programs, conference planning, AWMLP,  and professional services support.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all aspects of membership.
  • Manages all membership billing. 
  • Manages the AWSP ambassador program.
  • Member management database software lead.
  • Supports the Member Services Committee. 

Andi Mounts

(360) 915-5364

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Finance Director

Andi joined us in January 2019 after working for 18 years as an auditor and a controller. She has a rich accounting and finance background. In her short time at AWSP, she's worked on cleaning up and simplifying our finances and systems. 

Responsibilities

  • Handles day-to-day bookkeeping.
  • Processes account payables for the Association of Washington Student Leaders and the Washington State Leadership Academy.
  • Monitors AWSP/WSPEF investments and assets.
  • Monitors all contracts and grants.

Angela Spriggs

(800) 562-6100

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Fiscal Coordinator

Angela joined AWSP in December 2019 after working 19 years for the Tumwater School District.  She worked in various positions with the district; including Financial Secretary at Tumwater High School, Accounts Payable Specialist and, for the past 8 years, Payroll Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Handles day-to-day bookkeeping.
  • Processes account payables for the Association of Washington Student Leaders and the Washington State Leadership Academy.
  • Monitors AWSP/WSPEF investments and assets.
  • Monitors all contracts and grants.


Student Programs Team

James Layman

(509) 868-4732

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Student Programs Director

James joined the AWSL staff in the summer of 2017. James has been a part of the AWSL organization since 2001 since attending camp as a delegate, as has served as a Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, and Camp Director. James taught band and marching band in the Spokane area.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and directs student voice initiatives and programs 
  • Eastern Washington support 
  • AWSL Program and curriculum writer, facilitator, and keynote speaker 
  • AWSL Webmaster

Joe Fenbert

(360) 497-5323

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Curriculum Director

Joe Fenbert joined AWSP in 1993 as an assistant challenge course manager at the Cispus Learning Center and a program coordinator for AWSL. Joe taught in Tonasket, Everett, and in Venezuela and Honduras. Joe has served on several camp staffs and has been instrumental in developing and writing AWSL programs and curriculum. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Writer, Editor of AWSL Curriculum and Publications 
  • Western Washington support 
  • Facilitates and guides AWSL programs and initiatives 

Chase Buffington

(360) 497-7131

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Cispus Learning Center Director

Chase first joined the Cispus Learning Center in 2009, serving for two years as its Challenge Course Manager. In 2014, he accepted the position of General Manager, a role in which he helps to staff programs with the right people so all can share in the great outdoors.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee operations and manages the Granger-Thye special use permit with the Forest Service.
  • Manages finances, marketing, and program deliverables to groups utilizing the physical site.
  • Lead program facilitator and inspector of the Challenge Course and Rock Wall Program.
  • Provides local community engagement, school services, and provides support to Lewis County Public Health and Human Services. 


Affiliated Staff

Association of Washington Student Leaders

Cispus Learning Center

Washington State Leadership Academy