Meet the Cabinet

  • Dr. Cohn
    Gary Cohn
    Superintendent, since July 2009. He was superintendent of Port Angeles School District, vice president at Lake Washington Technical College, and a teacher and administrator in the Lake Washington and Northshore school districts. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound, a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University, a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Washington, and Washington State teaching, principal, and superintendent certificates. Before education, Gary worked in marketing for an international technology manufacturer.
    Joyce Stewart
    Joyce Stewart 
    Deputy Superintendent, since 2016. Joyce is responsible for supervising schools, leading teacher and principal professional development, on-time graduation, and college and career readiness. Joyce taught 19 years in private and public schools in Montana, Minnesota, and Washington, served as Madison Elementary principal for three years, and Evergreen Middle School principal for nine years. She studied at Carroll College in Montana, St. Thomas University and Walden University in Minnesota, and Seattle University, City University, and Western Washington University in Washington State.
    Peter Scott
    Peter Scott
    Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Special Programs, since 2016. Peter served as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning supervising south region schools, principal at Gateway Middle School and assistant principal at Evergreen Middle. He began his career teaching middle school special education and mathematics in Oakland, California’s and Boston, Massachusetts’s public schools. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Davis, a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Doctor of Education from the University of Washington. 
    Larry Fleckenstein
    Larry Fleckenstein
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, since 2016. Larry supports south region schools. Larry formerly was principal at Evergreen Middle School and assistant principal at Cascade High School. He began his career in Vancouver, Washington, teaching biology, chemistry, and AP biology at the high school level, and oversaw a district magnet school program in science, math and technology. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland, and is currently attending Graduate School at Washington State University.
    Sally Lancaster
    Sally Lancaster
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, since 2016. Sally supports the central region schools. Sally formerly was principal at Everett High School and Sequoia High School. She began her career as a teacher at Lowell Elementary teaching grades 2-5 and serving as the library media specialist.  Sally also was an instructional technology specialist and started Everett's OnlineHS program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Central Washington University, a Master of Education from University of Washington, and a Doctor of Educational Leadership from Washington State University. 
    Becky Clifford
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Executive Director of Special Services, since 2015. Becky was a Seattle Public Schools special education consulting teacher, project manager, director and interim executive director. In New York, Becky served as an Oneida School District special education teacher, and a junior/senior high teacher in Marathon, New York. Becky earned a Bachelor of Arts in Exceptional and Elementary Education at State University College of Buffalo, a Master of Science in Leadership and Instruction from Syracuse University’s Utica College, and  administrator credentials from the University of Washington.
     Mike Gunn
    Mike Gunn
     
    Executive Director of Facilities and Operations, since 2009. Mike is responsible for facilities and planning, maintenance operations, and community services. Before coming to the district, Mike spent 12 years in private architecture, construction, and engineering on commercial, retail and institutional projects. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University of Washington, a Washington State architect’s license, and is a member of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners, International.
    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Equity & Access, since 2014. Before Everett, Debbie served North Thurston Public Schools in various human resources roles before becoming Executive Director of Human Resources. With a breadth of human resources knowledge, she brings statewide perspective of public education, having served the Association of Washington School Principals for 10 years before working with North Thurston. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, and is pursuing graduate studies in public administration.       
    Jeff Moore
    Executive Director of Finance and Business Services, since 2009. Jeff is responsible for budget, finance, student transportation, and food service operations. He previously held director of finance and director of construction positions, managing conversion to new software systems supporting fiscal and personnel operations, and supervising facilities projects. Before joining the district, he was an associate partner in a local architecture firm where he was responsible for major school and hospital construction projects. Jeff holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture from Washington State University.
    Dana Riley Black   Executive Director for STEM, Partnerships, & Legislation, since 2016. Dana leads the district’s kindergarten-through-high-school STEM work, strategic partnerships, and legislative relations. Previously, she was Director of Logan Center for Education, Institute for Systems Biology. Earlier she worked for Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the University of Washington where she established UW’s K-12 Institute for Mathematics and Science Education. Dana earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington, a Masters in Education in Science Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Studies from Miami University.
    Brian Beckley portrait

     

    Brian Beckley

    Chief Information Officer, since 2016. Brian leads the Learning and Information Technology Services Department. Brian is returning to Everett after spending the past 10 years in Arlington School District as the principal at Post Middle School and Arlington High School. While in Everett he was the Assistant Principal at Evergreen Middle School. He began his educational career in Stanwood teaching middle school English, Literature, and Social Studies and spent several years as a high school counselor. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Washington State University. He earned principal and superintendent certifications at Western Washington University.
    Kathy Reeves Kathy Reeves  

    Director of Communications, since 2018. Kathy has worked in healthcare and communications for over 20 years for Overlake Hospital, Valley General Hospital, DaVita Medical Group, and most recently as the associate administrator of marketing for The Everett Clinic. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Linfield College in Oregon, and a master’s in executive business administration from the University of Washington.  
    Sarah Mack Sarah Mack General Counsel, since 2018. Sarah will provide legal advice and assistance to the District through its Board of Directors, administrators and the superintendent regarding legal affairs, public records, risk management, contracts, and board policies and procedures. Sarah is a former Career Law Clerk for Chief Judge Martinez in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and a former principal at the law firm of Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch, Inc., P.S. in Seattle. In 2002 she earned her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice in Washington, Oregon and numerous federal District and Circuit Courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University with a major in public relations and a minor in French Language and Literature.