FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 23, 2019
Eastside Education Network Announces New Board Members
Redmond, Washington – Eastside Education Network is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its board of directors.
Susan Cobb has been a leader in her community in the Northshore School District for the past eight years, serving as a PTA legislative chair at her school while also working to improve the education of students with disabilities. She’s also advocated with other parents to provide more options for middle school students to take advanced courses.
Susan previously worked for Microsoft as a manager in the Windows Server and Internet Server Groups. She lives with her family in Woodinville.
Chad Magendanz served two terms as state representative for the 5th Legislative District in the Washington state legislature. Previously, he served as the Issaquah School Board president and in leading roles on other regional and statewide education-related committees. He’s currently enrolled in a teacher certification program at Central Washington University and is a full-time computer science teacher in the Bellevue School District.
Chad graduated from Cornell University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree and served as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. He worked at Microsoft for over 20 years in various roles, and still moonlights as a software design consultant. He and his wife of 30 years, Galen, live in Issaquah and have two sons.
Kelly Munn has been a public education advocate in Washington for over 20 years in numerous capacities. She has worked with all levels of PTA, school foundations, bond and levy committees, and political and initiative campaigns. For 10 years she worked with the statewide non-profit League of Education Voters, where her work focused on closing gaps and equity for all students. Kelly is one of the most consequential leaders in education advocacy in Washington, with a successful track record of building diverse coalitions to bring about change. She lives in Issaquah with her family.
From Eastside Education Network’s founder, Beth Sigall – “Our new board members bring a wealth of talent and experience from every aspect of education. Our network will benefit directly from their expertise as we work to ensure the voices of families and students are heard and valued in education decisions at the local, state and national level.”
About Eastside Education Network – Eastside Education Network (EEN) brings together families committed to ensuring our public schools achieve successful outcomes for all students. We advocate for meaningful family involvement in decision-making at the local, state and national level. As a trusted resource and leader on education in Washington, EEN helps families navigate the system and bring about change.