OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) is pleased to announce that members have elected Rich McBride, superintendent of North Central Educational Service District in Wenatchee, as president-elect in 2007-08.
Dr. McBride will assume the presidency in July 2008, following the term of the current president, Dr. John Erickson, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools.
As a member of WASA for nearly 20 years, Dr. McBride previously chaired WASA's Legislation and Finance Committee and served as a region president.
"It's such a distinct honor to be called to serve as president-elect of such an exceptional organization as WASA
," stated Dr. McBride
upon learning of his
"This is a unique opportunity to serve as both an advocate and cheerleader for the hundreds of extraordinary leaders in public schools across Washington state."
As president, Dr. McBride's goals will be to:
Continue to support WASA
staff in their advocacy for public education in Washington state.
Support key initiatives, which build professional leadership at the central office and building levels.
Support continued cooperation with other key educational partners/organizations to build public awareness and support for equitable funding.
Continue to be an "unabashed cheerleader" for the success and continued progress of public education in our state.
Dr. McBride further commented: