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Meeting Stephanie Goebel - School Board Director for District 1

On June 3, 2019, the Tumwater School District Board of Directors interviewed four finalists for the vacant Director District #1 position. Each finalist was very qualified to serve in this role and each brought unique perspectives and qualities that would provide different strengths to the Board. After thoughtful deliberations, the Board unanimously selected Stephanie Goebel. Board President Melissa Beard shares, “Stephanie was chosen due to her broad professional experience in setting priorities and connecting goals to an organization’s budget. Our Board is ready to engage in this important work and her perspective will be valuable as we potentially face difficult budget decisions for next year. Stephanie also showed a willingness to learn and we feel her questions will lead to a deeper shared understanding of the work of our district.”

Stephanie is the proud parent of a Tumwater School District student. She is passionate that education can empower and change lives. She shares that this compels her to contribute to the quality and equality of education in our community. Stephanie currently works at the Washington State Department of Health. She is the Project Director for the collection of emergency technology projects to support COVID-19 incident management. She describes the work with her colleagues at Department of Health as inspiring, demanding, and critical to our State’s response to COVID-19. She has an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Her career includes over 20 years of project management experience in private sector and public service. During her public service she has managed SPSCC’s instructional budget and has had many successes leading collaboration for organizational change ranging from statewide election’s management to her current work.

After her selection, Stephanie shared, “Our students depend on us today, and it won't be long before we depend on them for the future of our schools, community, and beyond as they mature into our peers and leaders. I am honored to serve them and their families as we face complex challenges ahead.”

Welcome Stephanie!