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Beverly Cheney

Trustee, 2008.  Reappointed Oct. 2012. Chair of the Board 2010-2011.  Vice-Chair 2009-2010.   Appointed July 8, 2008.  Term expires September 2017.

Education:  BA, MA University of Washington, Ed.D., Educational Leadership Seattle University, Washington State K-9 Principal's Credential Central Washington University, Washington State K-12 Superintendent's Credential Seattle University

Professional Information:  Retired consultant as a District Improvement Facilitator for the Bremerton School District, retired Superintendent South Kitsap School District 2001-2008, Senior Director for Educational Assessment & Accountability for the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada 1999-2001, Elementary Principal and District Office Administrator, Kent School District 1990-1999, Elementary Principal, Fife School District, 1987-1990, Elementary Teacher, Kent School District, 1971-1987.  Currently a member of the Washington Association of School Administrators, Kitsap Regional Library. Formerly a member of the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board, Leadership Kitsap Board,  and South Kitsap Helpline Board.

Jim Page

Trustee, 2011. Vice Chair of the Board 2013-2014. Appointed June 2011.  Term expires September 2015.
Education:  Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Olympic College alumnus.

Professional Information:  President of KPS Health Plans, having returned to KPS in 2006. Prior to his involvement with Paladin Data Systems Corporation and the founding of Interlocking Software Corporation, Page spent 15 years with KPS Health Plans.  Page has 25+ years experience serving as a senior financial executive and three years in public accounting. In addition to his work at KPS and Paladin, Page was owner of Page Business Advisors, an accounting and business consulting firm. For as many years, Page has been heavily involved in civic projects and clubs including the United Way Loaned Executive program, board member for Hospice of Kitsap County, Kitsap Family YMCA,  Rotary Club of Silverdale, Olympic College Foundation and the Kitsap Family YMCA Foundation.

Darlene Peters

Trustee, 2006.  Chair of the Board, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013.  Vice Chair 2007-2008 and 2011-2012.  Appointed October 1, 2006.  Reappointed June 2011.  Term expires September 2016.

Education: M.A., Psychology Counseling, Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling.  BA, OR College of Education (Western OR University).

Professional Information:  Member, American Psychological Association, National Counseling Association, National Association of School Psychologist, Tribal Elders Council, Sk'Lallam Tribe, Raven Canoe society, TACTC Trustee Education Committee.  Chairperson, Washington State Counselors Association 1991-1992. Chairperson, Early Childhood Council, Sk'Lallam Tribe.  School psychologist, North Kitsap School District 2000-2005.  School counselor, Evergreen School District, 1989-2001.  Indian Education program, North West Regional Laboratory, 1987-1989.  State appointments:  Council against Child Abuse, appointed by Governor Lock.

Alice Tawresey

Trustee, 2005.  Chair of the Board 2006-2007 and 2011-2012.  Vice Chair of the Board 2005-2006 and 2010-2011. Appointed February 2005.  Reappointed Oct. 2009. Term expires September 2014.

Education: B.S.,  M.P.A., Dan Evans School at the University of Washington 

Professional Information: Mayor of Winslow 1978-1990; Transportation Commission 1990-1998; Bainbridge High School teacher, 1971-1984; Co-chair Kitsap Transit Passenger Ferry Campaign, 2003.  Currently Chair, Washington State Ferries Tariff Policy Committee; Chair, Passenger Only Ferry Council or the Marine Transportation Association of Kitsap County; Board Chair American Marine Bank; Treasurer Bainbridge Shoreline Homeowners, Music Coordinator, organist and accompanist for Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.  Owner, College Options Consulting- A local business specializing in advising assisting high school student in college readiness, applications and selection. Former: Appointed by Governors Gerdner, Lowry and Locke to the Washignton State Transportation Commission. 

Stephen L. Warner

Trustee, 2010. Chair of the Board 2013-2014. Vice Chair 2012-2013. Appointed March 2010. Reappointed Oct. 2013. Term expires September 2018.

Education:  Doctoral Degree in Education with a major in curriculum and instruction and minor in educational philosophy awarded by Seattle Pacific University, Masters Degree in Education with a major in student personnel services and minor in mathematics awarded by Purdue University, Bachelors Degree in Education with a major in mathematics and a minor in psychology awarded by Ball State University.

Professional Information:  Retired. Served as Principal for Evergreen Elementary School in the Shelton School District for twelve years.  Previously Vice Principal for Shelton Middle School in the Shelton School District for 10 years.  K-12 principal for Rosalia School in the Rosalia School District.  K-12 counselor and teacher for Mary M. Knight School in the Mary M. Knight School District.  Middle School counselor for Knox Middle School in the Knox Community Schools for 1 year.  Junior high school mathematics teacher in Hobart Junior High School. Currently Board Member, Washington Association of Bilingual Education. Member and previously President of Morningstar Lions Club. Member of : Washington Association of School Principals; Association for Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction.