March 20th Dinner - 6pm:

WA School Funding:

The Post-McCleary Challenge


Terry Bergeson

Dr. Terry Bergeson served as Washington state superintendent of public instruction from 1997 to 2009, and as executive director of the Washington Commission on Student Learning from 1993 to 1996. From 2010 to 2013, Terry served as the Executive Director of the San Francisco School Alliance. In 2016, she joined Pacific Lutheran University as interim dean of the School of Education & Kinesiology. 



Superintendant Tacoma Public Schools

Carla Santorno is the Superintendant of Tacoma Public Schools since 2011. She was Chief Academic Officer for Seattle Public Schools for three years. In 2011, Tacoma Public Schools graduation rate was 61.7%. As of 2019, the graduation rate has risen to 89.3 percent – the highest since the state began officially tracking the statistic 15 years ago. In 2016, Carla was 

awarded the Women in School Leadership Award from the American Association of School Administrators recognizing Tacoma Public Schools' incredible success during her time of leadership.


President of Tacoma Teachers Association

Angel Morton is a kindergarten teacher, Washington Education Association board member, and President of the Tacoma Education Association (TEA). 


CFO at Tacoma Public Schools

Rosalind Medina has served as the Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Prior to her appointment, she served as the district’s budget director since 2007. As Chief Financial Officer, she oversees the Business and Finance Division which includes the budget, financial services, grants management, purchasing and transportation departments.


Member of the Washington State House of Repreentatives, 22nd District

Laurie was a Spokane educator for 30 years, starting as first grade teacher, special educator and local association leader; earning her MA and her PhD at Gonzaga and supervising school principals for the last half of her career.  Following retirement, Laurie came to Olympia to serve as Gov Gregoire’s Director 

of Policy from 2005-2009. She was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2016.


Executive Director of Washington Association of Schools Administrators (WASA)

In 2018, Joel Aune became executive director of WASA, an organization focused on both K–12 education policy issues and the leadership development of Washington’s public school administrators. Prior to WASA, Joel served as superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District for 13 years. 

March 20th, 2019


University of Puget Sound

Upper Marshall Room

1500 North Warner Street

Tacoma, WA 98406

No refunds will be issued after Monday, noon, prior to the program.



Per the City Club Board Meeting decision on October 5th, 2016:​

"We encourage members to invite guests to our programs. Guests without a current City Club membership must purchase non-member tickets, even if attending a program with a member."


Thank you!


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WA School Funding:
The Post-McCleary Challenge




A Conversation with Mayor Victoria Woodards




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