Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Awards
The Community Leadership award is presented to community members or groups in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward education. Recipients are non-WASA members. Specific criteria includes: benefit to students, leadership, motivation, success, cooperation/coordination with local district, recognition by others, and history of service.
This year Chimacum School District honored Dick and Carol Grieves of Port Ludlow.
Dick and Carol have been tireless advocates of the public school system. As a retired attorney (Dick) and retired teacher (Carol), the couple has worked many hours to support Chimacum students.
Carol was instrumental in coordinating a "TEALS" lab with Microsoft, which benefits Chimacum High School students. TEALs coordinates distance programming with volunteers and employees, furthering STEM opportunities for students.
Dick and Carol held an information night for a recent bond campaign, to educate neighbors about the need for capital investment.
Carol attends regular "key communicator" meetings to learn what is happening in the school district.
Carol makes strong recommendations for math curriculum, based on professional knowledge.
Dick and Carol recently attended a school levy meeting to speak with staff and with neighbors about what the levy pays for.
They are a positive, supportive, selfless, and fun couple. They both came to the courthouse ON VALENTINES DAY, to learn about the recent levy results.
We thank Dick and Carol Grieves for their kindness, passion and compassion in our community.
Pictured left to right: LuAnn Rogers, Carol Grieves and Rick Thompson. Pictured left to right: Carol Grieves and Rick Thompson