Susan Albert from Wenatchee has been elected to fill the District 7 vacancy on the Board of the North Central Educational Service District. Susan replaces Si Bautista from Wenatchee, who retired from the NCESD Board after 27 years of service. This position represents the northern portion of the Wenatchee School District.
Susan stated, “I am ready to join the NCESD Board as it expands and extends efforts to create and maintain quality effective education programs for all young people.” Susan is a committed educator having served for 42 years in various education settings, urban, suburban and rural and in a variety of roles, teacher, central office administrator, university professor and principal. Much of her work was with Special Education and particularly with programs that served students with Mental Health and Behavioral challenges. She studied with Hill Walker at the University of Washington, researching Positive Behavior Systems and Social and Emotional Learning and Don Deschler with a focus on Learning Strategies. She has multiple degrees and certifications from WWU, UW, Seattle University, University of San Francisco and Stanford. She believes that we are learners throughout our lives and have a responsibility to contribute to our community, society, country and planet.
Susan is a native Washingtonian and has lived in the Wenatchee Valley for over 23 years. She retired from her professional career in February 2015. She remains involved in a variety of volunteer activities including Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Board, Interact Liaison at WHS and the City of Wenatchee Planning Commission. Her interest continues to be in supporting programs for children and youth and maintaining our wonderful built and natural environment.
Susan’s family includes Bill Haugen and a large and loved multi-generational extended family. She is pleased to have the opportunity to serve the NCESD.
North Central ESD Superintendent Michelle Price commented, “We couldn’t be more pleased to add a person of Susan’s caliber to our ESD Board. She is a respected member of the community and adds a unique perspective with her Special Education background. She will be a quality addition to an already exceptional board and organization!”