Annual Conference Planning Advisory Committee


Director area representatives are appointed by the president for a one-year term to set the goals for the next WSSDA Annual Conference. The committee identifies the general program schedule, strands, possible workshops, speakers and content. Meetings are typically held in February and by video conference in May or early June.

Committee Member DA School District
Candice Wilson 1 Ferndale
Lori Oviatt 2 Riverview
Nancy Merrill 2 Enumclaw
Mary Lu Dickinson 3 University Place
Bruce Richards 4 Central Kitsap
John Mortenson 5 Rochester
Ginny Gronwoldt 6 Evergreen
Vacant 7  
Rocky Simmons (Chair) 8 Sunnyside
Mike Novakovich 9 East Valley
Susan Weed 10 Pullman
Vacant 11 College Place


WSSDA Board Liaison

Aurora Flores, Board President

Small Schools Issues Advisory Committee Liaison

Elissa Dyson

Washington School Boards Educational Foundation Liaison

Candice Wilson

Committee Support

WSSDA Leadership Development branch and the operations team support this committee

Tricia Lubach

Connie Lauderdale
Logistics Coordinator