Advisory Committee

An Online Learning Advisory Committee has been selected by Superintendent Dorn. Members of the advisory committee will assist OSPI by providing advice regarding the approval criteria, major components of the website, the model school district policy, model agreements, and other related matters.

Committee membership

Josh Almy
Issaquah School District
Representing school principals
Jeff Bush
Insight School of Washington
Representing private online providers
Sherry Hahn
Washington State School for the Blind
Representing teachers
Kathryn Hobbs
Washington State PTSA
Representing parents
Pam LeSesne
Everett Public Schools Board of Directors
Representing school board members
Ron Mayberry
Federal Way Public Schools
Representing public online programs
Conn McQuinn
Puget Sound ESD
Representing Educational Service Districts
Jim Meadows
Washington Education Association
Representing teachers
Lois Menard
Yakima School District
Representing school principals
Brad Sprague
Washington Association for Learning Alternatives
Representing alternative educators
Dana Van Deinse
AdvancED
Representing accreditation organizations
Lee Vargas
Kent School District
Representing school administrators
Dan Whitford
At large
Ray Yan
USA DigiPen Institute of Technology
Representing institutions of higher education