Board Of Directors

The five-member Board of Directors includes three directors who must reside in designated geographic director districts and two who are elected “at-large” and may reside anywhere in the district. Once elected, all directors serve the entire district.

The regular board meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the BoardRoom, Annex Room 305 at 501 S. Main Street, Coupeville. (Unless posted otherwise)

Meeting announcements:

The Regular Board meeting for the month of February is Monday, February 25, 2019. There will be a special board meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the CSD boardroom A305.  Agendas and information are available on 
Coupeville’s BoardDocs® site.

The board also includes a high school student representative to offer a student perspective in discussions and decisions. Current board members are:   

Christine Sears
District 1

CSD Board Member Christine Sears IMG Email



Christine Sears was appointed to director district 1 in April 2014, replacing Don Sherman. She was re-elected in 2015. She is a retired school counselor and retired from Coupeville Middle & High School at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. She is an active volunteer in the central Whidbey community. She is the board president. Her term expires in 2019.

Venessa Matros
District 2

CSD Board Member Venessa Matros IMG Email



Venessa Matros was elected in November 2013 and is serving her first term on the board. She has been a resident of Central Whidbey for 27 years and is a Coupeville School Alumna. Venessa is a Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator with the Housing Authority of Island County. She has two daughters, one of whom currently attends Coupeville High School. She is the state legislative representative for Coupeville and her term expires in 2017.

Glenda Merwine
Vice President
District at Large

CSD Board Member Glenda Merwine IMG Email



Glenda Merwine was appointed to the board in January 2013, replacing Carol Bishop following her resignation. She was elected in November of 2013 to finish out the term, and then re-elected in 2015. Mrs. Merwine was the Coupeville Elementary School principal for five years and served as the district’s Director of Student Learning for two years. She currently supervises student teachers for Seattle Pacific University and the University of Phoenix. Glenda is also a leadership coach for the Association of Washington School Principals. She is the board vice-president, her term expires 2019.

Brent Stevens
District 3

CSD Board Member Brent Stevens IMG Email



Brent Stevens was appointed to the board effective December 18, 2017. Brent is sem-retired and is a volunteer firefighter at Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue. He is married and a father to four children with one daughter at Coupeville Elementary and one daughter at Coupeville Middle school. His term expires in 2019.

Kathleen Anderson
District at Large

CSD Board Member Kathleen Anderson IMG Email



Kathleen Anderson returned to board service in January 2004. She was appointed to fill a vacancy in director district 3, and was elected to four-year terms in 2005, 2009, and 2013 and 2017. Kathleen brings 16 years of Coupeville School Board experience and 14 years of State Board of Education experience to the current board. Her two children graduated from Coupeville High School. Her term expires 2021.

Danny Conlisk
Student Board Member

Danny Conlisk


Danny is a Senior, Class of 2019, who has ran his way through high school going to STATE 4 times so far in Track & Field and Cross Country. His plans are to continue running in college as he pursues an engineering degree. His favorite subject in school is chemistry. 

"I have enjoyed being a student representative thus far, it has been a good experience. I provide information from our school to the school district board meetings to keep them up to date. I am spending this summer traveling Washington by competing in Track & Field Club competitions, the goal is to make Nationals which will be held in North Carolina." My favorite part about participating in HS Track & Field besides running, are the people! It's not just getting to run with GREAT people, I get to meet a lot of fun people at Track Meets.

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