Auburn School District board director Anne Baunach resigns

Anne Baunach. FILE PHOTO

Anne Baunach. FILE PHOTO

Anne Baunach is resigning after serving 6½ years on the Auburn School District board, it was announced Tuesday.

Baunach, who represented District 4 as its director, has served on the board since 2011.

“Director Baunach brought a strong background of leadership to the board and is committed to Auburn students,” said ASD Superintendent Alan Spicciati. “I appreciate her passion for an equitable public education for each student.”

Baunach has been actively engaged in the Auburn education community for the last 20 years. She served on several district committees focused on strategic planning, attendance area boundaries and community use of district facilities. She also has been active with Auburn Citizens for Schools, the Auburn Public Schools Foundation and several PTA groups. She plans to continue to serve the district as a community member.

Baunach has lived in Auburn since 1996. She and her husband, Jay, have two children who graduated from the Auburn School District. She is the executive director of the Highline Schools Foundation.

The ASD board of directors developed a timeline to fill Baunach’s position and opened the position Tuesday.

Applicants must live within Director District 4. A map of director district boundaries can be found on the ASD website.

Anyone interested in applying should send a letter of application that includes a brief resume of qualifications, background and reasons for interest in serving on the board.

Letters should be submitted to ASD Board President Ray Vefik, 915 Fourth St. N.E. Auburn by 5 p.m., July 25. Public interviews will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and the appointment announced Aug. 13. The new board member will be sworn in Aug. 27.

For questions about the application/selection process for Director District 4, please contact the superintendent’s office at 253-931-4914.

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