9/6/2017 2:42 PM
Jessica Vavrus, known to many as the director of government relations for the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), has been promoted to serve as deputy executive director for WSSDA.
Vavrus will continue her work in government relations. The duties of deputy executive director will simply be added to her responsibilities. “When Jessica joined us over a year ago, she already possessed significant leadership experience in the K-12 environment from serving as an assistant superintendent at OSPI,” said Tim Garchow, WSSDA's executive director. “WSSDA will be well served with Jessica filling this role.”
The deputy executive director acts on behalf of the executive director in his/her absence and provides leadership and support to Association staff. Additionally, the deputy executive director, in conjunction with the Association’s leadership team, assists the executive director in the formulation and implementation of board policies, procedures and programs that will further the goals and objectives of the Association, including the continuous monitoring and evaluation of programs, services and needs of the Association to create a culture of continuous improvement.
Establishing a deputy executive director was discussed and approved by the WSSDA Board of Directors at the board of directors’ retreat held in July.
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