Board of Directors

The five-member Board of Directors includes three directors who must reside in designated geographic director districts and two who are elected “at-large” and may reside anywhere in the district. Once elected, all directors serve the entire district.

The Coupeville School District is seeking adults from director district 3 to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. Applicants must be registered voters and live within the District 3 area, which includes the southern portion of the district. A map and the application form are available from the district office (501 S. Main St., Coupeville, 360-678-2404) or by choosing this LINK. 

Applications must be submitted in writing to the district office by December 14, 2017.

The regular board meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Board Room, Annex Room 305 at 501 S. Main Street, Coupeville.

The board also includes a high school student representative to offer a student perspective in discussions and decisions. Current board members are:

Meeting announcements
The Regular Board meeting for the month of November will be on Monday, December 18, 2017. Agendas and information are available on Coupeville’s BoardDocs® site.
Kathleen Anderson
Director At-Large

Kathleen Anderson returned to board service in January 2004. She was appointed to fill a vacancy in director district 3, and was elected to four-year terms in 2005, 2009, and 2013. Kathleen brings 10 years of Coupeville School Board experience and 14 years of State Board of Education experience to the current board. Her two children graduated from Coupeville High School. She currently serves as board president. Her term expires 2017.

Chris Chan
District 3

cchanChris Chan was appointed to the board effective November 1, 2008. He was elected in 2009 and 2013 to serve four-year terms. Chris is an industrial engineer at Boeing, and a Coupeville High School graduate. His daughter and son graduated from Coupeville High School. His term expires 2017.

Venessa Matros
District 2

v matrosVenessa Matros was elected in November 2013 and is serving her first term on the board. She has been a resident of Central Whidbey for 27 years and is a Coupeville School Alumna. Venessa is a Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator with the Housing Authority of Island County. She has two daughters, one of whom currently attends Coupeville High School.  She is the state legislative representative for Coupeville and her term expires in 2017.

Glenda Merwine
Director At-Large

Glenda Merwine was appointed to the board in January 2013, replacing Carol Bishop following her resignation. She was elected in November of 2013  to finish out the term, and then re-elected in 2015. Mrs. Merwine was the Coupeville Elementary School principal for five years and served as the district’s Director of Student Learning for two years. She currently supervises student teachers for Seattle Pacific University and the University of Phoenix. Glenda is also a leadership coach for the Association of Washington School Principals. Her term expires 2019.

Christie Sears
District 1

Christine Sears was appointed to director district 1 in April 2014, replacing Don Sherman. She was re-elected in 2015. She is a retired school counselor, and retired from Coupeville Middle & High School at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. She is an active volunteer in the central Whidbey community. She is the board vice-president. Her term expires in 2019.