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 December is Monday, December 16, 2019 and for the month of January, Monday, January 27, 2020. Agendas and information is available on 
Coupeville’s BoardDocs® site.

Board Minutes
Board Policies
Board Resolutions
Student Board Member Reports
Board Walkthroughs

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

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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.

Tia Wurzrainer
Student Board Member

Tia Wurzrainer

Tia Wurzrainer has lived in Coupeville her entire life and because my parents own a local business she has had the opportunity to see how amazing this community is from various different perspectives.  She loves the great outdoors and enjoys skiing, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and Whidbey’s sunsets. Tia also loves the camaraderie of team sports and plays soccer, basketball and tennis at the high school.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and a "Big" for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In addition, she volunteers at the M-Bar-C Ranch and work at Kapaws Iskreme. All of these activities has given Tia a wonderful chance to be a part of, and interact with, the Coupeville community.  Her favorite subjects at school are English, History and Sciences.

Tia appreciates how the Coupeville community always comes out to support the schools and she looks forward to representing the student body on the Coupeville School Board. She intends to listen to all parties involved; students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members, because everyone has a unique perspective on how to continuously improve our schools. Tia is grateful for this opportunity.

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