About Us

Board of Trustees

Annie Wright Schools are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. The Board is made up of parents, grandparents, alumni and community members whose time and expertise contribute to the operation of the schools.

Board of Trustees

List of 19 members.

  • Photo of Sally Atherton

    Sally Atherton 66

    Bio
  • Photo of Diane Bai MD

    Diane Bai MD 

    Bio
  • Photo of Medina Broadenax

    Medina Broadenax 

    Bio
  • Photo of Tenley Cederstrand

    Tenley Cederstrand 

    Bio
  • Photo of Stephanie Cook

    Stephanie Cook 88

    Bio
  • Photo of Jeffrey Davis

    Jeffrey Davis 

    Bio
  • Photo of James "Jim" Defebaugh

    James "Jim" Defebaugh 

    Bio
  • Photo of Bill Driscoll

    Bill Driscoll 

    Bio
  • Photo of Jason Griffiths

    Jason Griffiths 

    Bio
  • Photo of Janelle Guirguis-Blake MD

    Janelle Guirguis-Blake MD 

    Bio
  • Photo of Manuel La Rosa DDS

    Manuel La Rosa DDS 

    Bio
  • Photo of Martha Lantz

    Martha Lantz 

    Bio
  • Photo of Damani Leech

    Damani Leech 94

    Bio
  • Photo of Marjorie Oda-Burns

    Marjorie Oda-Burns 66

    Bio
  • Photo of David Overton

    David Overton 

    Bio
  • Photo of John Parrott

    John Parrott 

    Bio
  • Photo of Merritt Pulliam

    Merritt Pulliam 92

    Bio
  • Photo of Kevin Sanders

    Kevin Sanders 

    Bio
  • Photo of Monica  Torrez-Pfister

    Monica  Torrez-Pfister 

    Bio

Ex-Officio Trustees

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Brian Prior

    Brian Prior 

    Bio
  • Photo of Jake Guadnola

    Jake Guadnola 94

    Bio
  • Photo of Alana Zautner

    Alana Zautner 

    Bio

The Board’s major responsibilities are to:

 
  • Hire and evaluate the schools' Head
  • Define the schools' mission and set policies
  • Set the vision and strategic direction of the schools
  • Ensure financial resources are available to the schools
  • Observe and monitor programs and services the schools provide

Strategic Plan 2021-2024

In January 2021, the Board of Trustees initiated a strategic planning process. Since then, a 13-person team of students, alumni, faculty, administrators, parents and trustees worked toward the development of a new strategic plan. Their work has intentionally included hundreds of diverse voices from across our community.

We are thrilled to announce that this process culminated with unanimous Board approval on September 24, 2021. Now, the next phase of work begins. We look forward to sharing the next steps and progress as we bring the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan to life.

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.