Meet the Cabinet

  • Dr. Ian B. Saltzman






    Ian Saltzman 
    https://twitter.com/DrIanBSaltzman

    Superintendent, since July 2019. He was regional superintendent of The School District of Palm Beach County since 2016. Prior to that he was area superintendent of area 1 and 5, superintendent of Transformation Schools, and director of School Accountability. Dr. Saltzman has served as a principal of elementary, middle and high schools, and taught middle school special education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Florida State University, and a Specialists and Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. 

     

    Peter Scott
    Peter Scott
    https://twitter.com/EPS_DeputySupt
    Deputy Superintendent, since 2019. Peter served as associate superintendent for curriculum, assessment and special programs, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning supervising south region schools, principal at Gateway Middle School, and assistant principal at Evergreen Middle. Dr. Scott began his career teaching special education and mathematics in Oakland, California and Boston, Massachusetts. 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. 

    Shelley Boten

     

    Shelley Boten
    https://twitter.com/EPS_DeputySupt

    Chief Academic Officer, since 2020. Shelley has served students as a director of elementary schools and principal supervisor (Marysville School District), principal at Gateway Middle and Penny Creek Elementary Schools in Everett, and principal at English Crossing Elementary School in Lakewood, Washington. Dr. Boten’s teaching career started as a Kindergarten teacher before finishing as a 5th grade teacher in Lake Stevens. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the Michigan State University, a Master of Education from Seattle University and a Doctor of Education from the University of Washington.

    Larry fleckenstein image Larry Fleckenstein
    https://twitter.com/EPS_SouthRegion

    Teaching & Learning Regional Superintendent – Region Two, since 2021. Larry previously serves as regional superintendent, south region schools. 2016. 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
    https://twitter.com/EPS_Central
    Teaching & Learning Regional Superintendent – Region One, since 2021. Sally previously served as regional superintendent, 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. Dr. Lancaster 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. 
    Jeanne Willard Photo
    Jeanne Willard
    https://twitter.com/EPS_North
    Teaching & Learning Regional Superintendent – Extended Learning Options, since 2021. Jeanne previously served as regional superintendent, north region schools. Jeanne served as director of College and Career Readiness and On-time Graduation, previously serving as an administrator for the district in instructional technology and curriculum and assessment. Dr. Willard began her teaching career in New York City as a middle school ELA teacher and later as a secondary literacy facilitator. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary History and Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts, Master of Science from Mercy College in New York, and a Doctor of Educational Leadership from Washington State University.
    Kelley Clevenger
     
     
     
     
     
     
    https://twitter.com/SpSvsEPS
    Executive Director of Special Services, since 2020. Kelley supports students that require some Special Services to gain an equitable education. Since 2013, Kelley served as a Special Education Director in the Bellevue School District primarily championing the work of inclusion for students with special needs. Prior to that, she worked in Seattle Schools for 16 years as a Special Education Supervisor, Consulting Teacher and a Special Education Teacher serving K-5 students. Kelley founded First Place, one of the first schools for homeless students in Seattle. Kelley received a BS in Biology and BA in Elementary Education from Washington State University, continuing her education at Antioch University earning a Master’s in Education. She completed Special Education Endorsement through Seattle Pacific University and obtained her Principal and Program Administrator credentials at City University. 
     Mike Gunn
    Mike Gunn
     
    Chief Strategist, Facilities and Operations, since 2009. Mike is responsible for facilities and planning, maintenance and operations, and community services. Mike also leads the district in its work to update the strategic plan/annual operating plan and report progress on their implementation to the school board. Before coming to the district, Mike worked 12 years in private architecture, construction, and engineering firms on commercial, retail and institutional projects. Mike holds a Washington State architect’s license and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Washington.
    https://twitter.com/EPS_HR
    Executive Director of Human Resources, since 2021. Previously, Chad held the position of Director of Categorical Programs and Director of Early Learning following his first Everett Public Schools position as Principal of Penny Creek Elementary beginning in 2012. Before coming to Everett Public Schools, Dr. Golden served as a principal in the Kent and Castle Rock School Districts, as well as elementary teacher in Castle Rock. Dr. Golden is a three-time Coug, having earned his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees at WSU. 
    Jeff More
    Chief Financial Officer, since 2009. Jeff is responsible for budget, finance, student transportation, and food service operations. He previously held director of finance for eight years and director of construction for 5 years. He is active in state associations and within our local community, currently is in his 10th year on the Everett City Council. 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.
    Brian Beckley portrait

     

    Brian Beckley
    https://twitter.com/Technology_EPS

    Chief Information Officer, since 2016. Brian leads the Learning and Information Technology Services Department and the work of the Integrated Technology Plan.  Previously, Brian has been a high and middle school principal in the Arlington School District as well as the Evergreen Middle School assistant principal in Everett. He started out in education as a middle school ELA teacher and high school counselor.  Brian holds Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Washington State University. He earned his principal and superintendent certifications at Western Washington University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the education administration program at Washington State 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. 

    Dr. Catherine Matthews Catherine Matthews
    https://twitter.com/DrMatthewsEPS

    Director of Assessment and Research, since July 2012. Prior to that, she was a building principal in Everett Public Schools and the Lakewood School District, an assistant principal in the Granite Falls School district and began her career as high school science teacher. Catherine is passionate about the use of data and research in the school setting to improve student learning and ensure equitable access to high quality education for all students. Among her roles in Everett Public Schools, Dr. Matthews has served as Director of District Improvement and On Time Graduation. Dr. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Alaska, a Master’s in Education in Administration from Western Washington University and a Doctor of Educational Leadership from Washington State University.

    Joi Odom Grant





    Joi Odom Grant
    https://twitter.com/AccessEps

    Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, since August 2019. Joi was the Instructional Support Team Leader in the South Region of Palm Beach County School District. Over the years, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership as a teacher, specialist and administrator working with various diverse backgrounds and communities. Highlights of her experiences are working with school based and district administrators, resource teachers and academic coaches discussing standards-based teaching and learning to guide appropriate professional development. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, a Master and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.

    Dave Peters




    Dave Peters
    twitter logo

    Director of Student Support Services, since Fall 2020.  Before serving in this role, Dave served as a teacher and administrator at Cascade High School and Jackson High School for 23 years.  With a long history of school experience, Dave brings his passion for relationships into his work with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and tiered levels of supports for students.  Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Missionary Aviation/Technology from Moody Aviation and in Math/Physics for Teaching from Montana State University.  He earned his Master’s degree in Education Administration from Western Washington University.

    Chris Fulford

     

     

    Chris Fulford

    Director of Categorical Programs, since August 2021. Chris joins Everett Public Schools from his position as Principal of Lynndale Elementary in the Edmonds School District, where he served for the last nine years. Mr. Fulford also served the Seattle School District as South Shore house administrator and PE teacher beginning in 2005. He was assistant women's basketball coach at Northwest University for two years as well as a current adjunct professor in their Educational Leadership Program. Chris earned his bachelor’s in secondary education from Northwest University, Master of Educational Administration and Principal Certification from Western Washington University and a Certificate in Washington P-3 Executive Leadership from the University of Washington. 

    Anthony Anderson

     

    Anthony Anderson https://twitter.com/AccessEps

    Director of Choice and STEM Partnerships, since September 2020. Anthony most recently served as an independent consultant working with leaders to improve equitable opportunities for all students. Prior to that work he served as the Deputy Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for three years, and as a regional superintendent of Duval County Public Schools (Duval County, FL). Anthony also served as the principal of Glades Central High School in Florida and has been both a middle school and elementary school principal. Anthony began his teaching career as a middle school teacher, and prior to the start of his educational career, Anthony served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force. Mr. Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree in science from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida; his master’s in education from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida; and is currently working on his Doctor of Education from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.

    Cathy Woods

     

    Cathy Woods
    https://twitter.com/AccessEps  

    Director, College & Career Readiness and On-time Graduation, since July 2019. Cathy has served as an educator for 35 years as a teacher and administrator. She served as a secondary school principal for over 20 years. Cathy has long been committed to ensuring that all students, especially students of color, students experiencing poverty, emerging bilingual students, and students with disabilities have access to rigorous and engaging courses, strong instruction, and teachers with high expectations so that they will thrive and meet their college and career goals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Iowa State University, a Master of Education in educational administration from Western Washington University, and a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from Washington State University.