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School Board Honored as a Board of Distinction

A picture of the PSD Board of Directors

L-R: School Board Members Joseph Romero, Maddie Names, Turan Kayaoglu, David Berg, Michael Keaton, and Superintendent John Polm.

For the second year in a row, the Puyallup School District Board of Directors have been honored as a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA).

The PSD School Board and other recipients of the prestigious award were recognized last month at WSSDA’s annual conference.

“This recognition is a reflection of the commitment our board has in delivering a straightforward, easy to understand, and manageable plan to provide our students, staff, and community with a roadmap to success and an abundance of opportunities within our district,” said PSD School Board President Joseph Romero.

The Board of Distinction Award recognizes school boards in Washington that illustrate how their board’s actions and decisions exemplified visionary leadership and helped their school districts close opportunity gaps and increase overall student success.

“Each selected school board has shown a clear focus on assessing their students’ outcomes and exploring ways to enhance their leadership,” said WSSDA Director of Leadership Development Tricia Lubach. “As schools return to fully in-person instruction after a challenging couple of years, it is evident that these school boards have refocused their attention on closing opportunity gaps for students within their districts and committing to consistent communication with their communities.“