School Board

Lakes Cheer Squad at the Lakewood Parade

Alyssa Anderson Pearson, Board President, District 3, Term Expires 2025

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Board Member Alyssa Anderson Pearson

Alyssa Anderson Pearson was elected to the board in November 2017 and re-elected for a second term in 2021. A lifelong Lakewood resident, she currently works as the Contracts and Procurement Administrator for the Washington Military Department and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA from Northern Arizona University. Alyssa has been married to her husband Ryan since 2014 and they have two children. As a board member, Alyssa works to build stronger community partnerships and increase district transparency. She believes supporting each child’s needs, both academically and emotionally, is a top priority to help them succeed.

Carole Jacobs, Board Vice President, District 2, Term Expires 2023

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Portrait of Carole JacobsCarole Jacobs is in her sixth, four-year term on the Clover Park School District Board of Directors. She and her husband have lived in Lakewood for more than 39 years and have three children—all of whom have graduated from Clover Park schools. Jacobs has served four terms as board president and is currently a member of the Clover Park Citizens Committee for Schools. She worked on the districtwide Closing the Achievement Gap (CTAG) committee after serving on the state achievement gap board. She holds a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and was a substitute teacher before being elected to the school board. Jacobs has been involved in our schools for more than 20 years and enjoys opportunities to visit with students and teachers.

Anthony Veliz, Legislative Representative, District 1, Term Expires 2023

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Portrait of Director Anthony VelizAnthony Veliz was elected to the board in November 2019. He currently serves as the board's legislative liaison. He is a local business owner who values integrity and teamwork among his employees. He has owned Veltex Services, which provides contracted cleaning and janitorial services in the Puget Sound region, since 2008. He was born and raised in Lakewood and attended Oakwood Elementary School, Lochburn Middle School and Clover Park High School. He earned an associate’s degree in sales and marketing from Bates Technical College and currently serves on one of the school’s committee boards.

David Anderson, Director, District 4, Term Expires 2025

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David AndersonDavid Anderson was elected to the board in November 2021. He has lived in Lakewood for more than 60 years and graduated from Lakes High School in 1968. He attended the University of Washington and received a certificate of divinity from Northwest Baptist Seminary in 1983. He is the owner and past operator (retired) of Bill’s Boathouse, a fishing marina on American Lake, and a retired pastor. David currently serves as president of the Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association and has volunteered with Good News Clubs, Communities In Schools of Lakewood and other causes in the Tillicum and Woodbrook neighborhoods. He has been married for 49 years and has four children and 10 grandchildren. His four loves (other than his wife and extended family) are reading, writing, rowing and research.

Paul Wagemann, Director, District 5, Term Expires December 2023

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Board Member Paul WagemannJohn Paul Wagemann was appointed to the board in 2009 and elected in November of 2009 to fill a vacated position on the board. He was re-elected in November 2011 for a second term, November 2015 for a third term and November 2019 for a fourth term. He and his wife Linda (Stolz) have lived in Lakewood since 1991. They have two sons who both graduated from Clover Park schools. Wagemann has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, serving from 1968 to 1991 as a fighter and test pilot. He volunteers as a board member of the Lakewood YMCA, vice-chairs the city of Lakewood's Planning Commission and serves as a Group Leader with Bible Study Fellowship. He enjoys working with the Clover Park Community as we help all of our children reach their highest potential.

Ron Banner, Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors

Superintendent Ron BannerRon Banner has more than 24 years of experience in education and educational leadership. He served as a history and health and fitness teacher for eight years in the Rochester School District before coming to Clover Park School District in 2003 as an assistant principal. He then served as principal of Southgate Elementary School for one year and principal of Mann Middle School for eight years. He was assistant superintendent for elementary schools for three years before advancing to the role of deputy superintendent in 2018.

Banner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a History minor from Washington State University, Master in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University and principal certification from University of Puget Sound.