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Todd Nunamaker

Director District #1

Todd Nunamaker

2022 Board Vice President

As a lifetime resident, Todd graduated from Blaine schools before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broad Area Science with an Education endorsement from Central Washington University. Todd comes from a family dedicated to the students of Blaine School District. Todd's father Robert served as teacher, coach and Principal of Blaine Elementary for nearly thirty years. His mother Betty followed with a twenty-eight year tenure as school board administrator. Todd looks forward to continuing this legacy of commitment and support to the Blaine School District. Todd's daughter attends Blaine schools where she is an active student, athlete and representative of her class. 

Term Expires: December 2023

Dougal Thomas

Director District #2

Dougal Thomas

2022 Board President

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Dougal Thomas and his family moved back to Blaine in 2004. He has a background in education working both as a teacher and as a coach. He holds both a Bachelor of Education degree as well as a Masters of Education degree. He has been involved in the Blaine community as a board member and President of Blaine Youth Basketball. He is also a board member on the Blaine Scholarship Foundation committee which raises scholarship money for Blaine High School graduates. He is part owner and Vice President of West Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning. Dougal and his wife Suzanne have 2 children who currently attend Blaine Schools.

Phone: 360-332-2923
Term Expires: December 2023

Erika Creydt

Erika is a psychologist and has provided counseling to youth for 17 years. She conducted psychological assessments in Chicago Catholic Schools for special needs, and she taught graduate classes. She was first educated through the Blaine School District (K-12), holds a BA in Philosophy and Psychology, a MA in Couples and Family Therapy, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Erika is third generation in Blaine, married, and has three school-age children. She has been involved in the Blaine School District since childhood first as a student from kindergarten through 12th grade, later as a parent, and also through meeting the mental health needs in our community over the years. Erika wants a strong education for children in Blaine and to see the Blaine School District thrive. She cares deeply about the future of the Blaine School District and about having it be a system that gives our children a solid foundation where their gifts can be nurtured.

Phone: 360-990-3848
Term Expires: December 2025

Charles E. Gibson

Director District #4

Charles E. Gibson

Legislative Representative (through 6/30/2022)

Charles Gibson and his family moved to Blaine in 1992 for him to attend graduate school at Regent College at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. During their time here, Charles became pastor of Northwood Alliance Church in 1994, his wife, Margaret, became a school nurse in 1996, and all four of the Gibson children attended and graduated from Blaine Public Schools. Charles has prior experience with the needs of children from twenty years as executive director of New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches which included residential child care, a private adoption agency and education programs. Charles was appointed to the school board in 2006 and was then elected to the board in 2007.

Phone: 360-332-3830
Term Expires: December 2023

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Director District #5

Vacant Position

The board is now seeking candidates for this vacant position.

Phone: 360-332-5881
Appointed candidate must run in 2023 General Election

Term Expires: December 2025

The Blaine School Board is a local board, established by the Washington State Legislature. Although each of the five members comes from a different geographical area in the district, all board members are elected by all Blaine School District voters. Board members serve a four-year term without pay.

The board's primary task is to formulate and evaluate all policies necessary for the operation of the school district. The board's legal responsibilities are to:

* Establish general policy for the school district

* Adopt and revise the annual operating budget

* Select the Superintendent of Schools

* Exercise the power to administer schools conferred by the state legislature

* Keep the public informed on the needs and progress of the education system.

The Blaine School Board encourages the public to take an active part in the educational affairs of the district and extends an invitation to the community to attend school board meetings. All board meetings are open to the public, with the exception of the executive sessions where personnel, property acquisition, sales, litigation or collective bargaining matters are discussed. Individuals with disabilities who may need a modification to participate in a meeting should contact the superintendent’s office no later than three days before a regular meeting and as soon as possible in advance of a special meeting so that special arrangements can be made.

The board's regular monthly meeting takes place in the District Boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month, except in December and when there is a conflict with a holiday. The Board Meeting Calendar can be accessed from the link below. Board meeting materials, including agendas and minutes, can be viewed on BoardDocs. Questions may be directed to the District Office at 360-332-5881.

Written communications to the board should be addressed to the school board chairman and sent to:

Board of Directors
Blaine School District
765 H Street
Blaine, WA 98230


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