Longview School Board recognized as a “Board of Distinction”
The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced the Longview School Board has been recognized as a “Board of Distinction”.
When asked about the award district Superintendent Dan Zorn said, “This is an incredible honor for our school board members. The board is a group of dedicated people who are focused on making the school district the best it can be and it’s great to see them recognized for it.”
The Board of Distinction Award is for school boards who voluntarily follow proven standards of good governance and effective board leadership. School boards play a key role in student success and this award affirms that board actions directly support positive student outcomes. The award also recognizes the school board for its leadership creating positive conditions for student and staff success, system accountability and community engagement.
About the award, Board President CJ Nickerson said, ”Being named a Board of Distinction is truly an honor. The award recognizes our school board’s commitment to giving kids the best education possible.” Nickerson went on to say, “While this award recognizes the entire board, both board Vice President Jennifer Leach (24 years), and Barb Westrick (16 years), should be recognized for their tenure on the board and commitment to our students. Also, this award would not have been possible without the support of Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors, Holly Pfenniger, who does an amazing job.”
The current school board members include President CJ Nickerson, Vice President Jennifer Leach, Barb Westrick, Phil Jurmu and Don Wiitala. School board members are elected by the people and receive no compensation.