Meet the Issaquah School Board

August 11, 2010

By Staff

The five-member school board sets district goals, oversees financial affairs and advocates for schools and students. Though residents throughout the district elect the entire board, members must live within the boundaries of their designated district. Members serve four-year terms in the nonpartisan posts.

Board President Suzanne Weaver was appointed to the board to represent District 5 in January 2007 and re-elected to her position in November 2007. She has been involved with the district for the past nine years, mostly as president of various elementary, middle, high school and districtwide PTSA boards. Weaver’s district includes parts of Issaquah and Sammamish. Her term expires in November 2011. Reach her at 313-2494 or

Jan Woldseth was elected to the board in November 1999. She is a former high school English teacher and has been an active district volunteer and community member for more than 10 years. She is serving her fourth consecutive term as board representative to District 1. Woldseth’s district includes western Issaquah and a sliver of Bellevue. Her term ends in November 2011. Reach her at 641-9941 or

Marnie Maraldo was elected to the board in November 2009 and serves as director of District 2. Maraldo was formerly a project-manager for Cisco Systems, was president of the Newcastle Elementary School PTSA and is an education advocate. Maraldo’s district includes Newcastle and unincorporated King County southwest of Issaquah. Her term ends in November 2013. Reach her at 271-7975 or

Brian Deagle was appointed to the board in October 2006 to serve as representative of District 3 and was re-elected to the board in November 2007. He began serving the district as a parent voice on the School Budget Committee and remains active in his children’s schools. Deagle’s district is limited to part of Sammamish. His term ends in November 2011. Reach him at 785-8623 or

Chad Magendanz was appointed to the board in October 2008 to serve as the representative for District 4 and was re-elected in November 2009. Magendanz is a software design consultant who began volunteering with the district as a PTSA and Kiwanis member, and a state-level education advocate. Magendanz’s district encompasses most of Issaquah — including Tiger Mountain, the Issaquah Highlands and unincorporated areas, like Preston and Mirrormont. His term expires in November 2013. Reach him at 391-3318 or

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