2024 School Board Vacancy

Announcement for May 29th, 2024: Director District 3 is now vacant and open for applying using the instructions as below. The Board will accept the candidate information form, resumes, and cover letters from interested individuals from Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, until noon on Friday, June 21st, 2024. Interviews will be held at 5 pm on Monday, June 24th, 2024, before the board meeting at 6 pm.

"...the remaining board members will fill such vacancy by appointment. The board will receive applications from any qualified persons seeking to fill the position after suitable public notice. Interviews of candidates for vacant positions will take place in a meeting open to the public. The board will appoint one of the candidates to serve until the next regularly scheduled board election, at which time a director will be elected for the unexpired term..."

Board Policy 1114 Procedure  

   Sultan School District Board of Directors Policies and Procedures

How to Apply

Complete and provide the following items:

  • Candidate Information Form

  • Resume

  • Cover letter that addresses your prior experience and role in serving on governing boards, committees, or any involvement in school activities. Candidates must also describe their commitment to public education and what they believe are the strengths and needed improvements in the district. 

  • The candidate form will automatically be submitted once completed. Email your resume and cover letter to kaela.chong@sultan.k12.wa.us, or print and mail or hand deliver them to the District Office:

 ATTN: Kaela Chong – School Board Application
514 4th Street
Sultan, WA 98294

Application Timeline

The Candidate Information Form, applications, resumes, and cover letters will be accepted beginning 2 pm on May 29th, 2024. It must be received in the district office by email, in-person, or postal service by noon on Friday, June 21st, 2024. Submissions received after this date and time will not be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the School Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of the Superintendent and Directors representing five director districts within the Sultan School District. The school board establishes district policy and conducts the business of the district. Public participation is vital to the educational success of our students, and we encourage and appreciate community involvement!

Sultan School District Board of Directors board meetings begin at 7:00 pm. The meeting are held in the Sultan Elementary School library, located at 501 Date St, in Sultan, WA. Remote viewing access is available via live stream on our YouTube channel. There may be periodic board workshops before study sessions or regular business meetings at 5 pm. An agenda will be posted at the same time as the regular meeting if there is a workshop.

As of October 2023, we will begin using BoardDocs to house our Board meeting agendas and documents. We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new platform. To access the most recent agenda, please click the link that says, "Sultan School District Board Docs." We welcome any feedback! Thank you. 

Please call us if you have questions at (360)793-9800.

For all meeting materials beginning October 2023, use the NEW Sultan School District BoardDocs link. For materials prior to October 2023, use the Old - Meeting Agendas, Packets, Minutes link.

Isaac Hudy

District 1

Mike Varnell headshot

District 2

Mike Varnell

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Dave Shepherd

District 3

Dave Shepherd, Facilities

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Marianne Naslund

District 4

Marianne Naslund, Vice Chair

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Gigi Gouldner

District 5

Gigi Gouldner, Chair

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