The school board consists of five members who are elected by voters in the Enumclaw school district. The members must live not only within the school district boundaries, but they must also live within the district boundaries they service. They serve a four year term. We also have two EHS student board members.
School directors work together to oversee the school district. As a board, their primary responsibilities are:
Hire, supervise and evaluate the superintendent.
Set the vision, mission and strategic goals for the district.
Review, revise and adopt policies.
Establish and oversee the budget.
Serve as community representatives.
Monitor the district’s progress towards its goals.
Tyson Gamblin | President, District 3 Director
Tyson Gamblin was sworn in on September 6, 2016 to fulfill Corey Cassell’s term through November 2017 as District 3 director, at which point a general election was held and Tyson Gamblin was officially elected to fulfill the remaining two years. In December of 2019, Tyson Gamblin was elected to fulfill another four-year term. His current term expires December 2023.
Tyson Gamblin is a manager at Art Gamblin Motors and is a father of three young children. He is an Enumclaw High School graduate, Central Washington University graduate, Enumclaw Football Foundation member and former director, and sponsor of Enumclaw Schools Foundation plus community events.
View the #3 district map (pdf)
Julianne DeShayes | District 2 Director
Julianne DeShayes represents district 2. She has lived in Enumclaw most of her Iife and she and her husband are both graduates of Enumclaw schools, as well as parents to two Enumclaw students. After almost 17 years in the mortgage industry, 7 years ago, Julianne decided to pursue her artistic passions and opened her own business, Something to Chalk About.
She has always loved working with young people and believes in taking an active role alongside the people that are teaching and shaping our students. Educators and mentors have made such a difference in her life and she is looking forward to serving the educational community in Enumclaw. Her term expires in December of 2025.
View the #2 district map (pdf) Updated 2019
Paul Fisher | District Director 5, Legislative Representative
Paul Fisher represents district 5. He grew up in a suburb of Buffalo, NY where he attended the State University of NY. Following graduation, he entered military service flying helicopters on active duty with the Marine Corps and later flying helicopters in the Navy Reserves until retiring. Early in Paul's military and civilian career he had the opportunity to travel and live in several cities in the U.S., deciding to settle in Enumclaw in 1991. His children, Donald, Amanda and Christina all attended Elementary, Middle and High School in Enumclaw.
Paul has served in numerous sales leadership roles being involved in hiring, planning and budgeting. He has been passionate his whole life about the importance of education and continuous learning. He hopes to bring his business and leadership experience to the Enumclaw School Board, helping every student live up to their potential. His term expires in December of 2025.
View the #5 district map (pdf) Updated 2019
Jennifer Kent | Vice President, District 1 Director
Jennifer grew up in Rexburg, Idaho and moved to Corvallis, Oregon at the age of 12. She married Scott in 1996 and the two moved to Kent and finally settled in Ravensdale in 2005 after building their current home. Jennifer and Scott have two children, McKenzie and Gavin, who went through Black Diamond Elementary and Thunder Mountain Middle School and now attend Enumclaw High School. Jennifer has volunteered in many classrooms and has acted as a PTA Treasurer and Vice President, and a co-chair for the yearbook committee. She has also assisted with Float Friday’s at Thunder Mountain Middle School and is a member of the new lacrosse team booster club at Enumclaw High School. Her current term expires December 2023.
View the #1 district map (pdf)
Lori Metschan | District 4 Director, WIAA Representative
Lori Metschan represents District 4. She has lived in Black Diamond with her family since 1995. Her husband, Stephen, is an Aeronautical Engineer with The Boeing Company. Their five children have attended Black Diamond Elementary School, Thunder Mountain Middle School and Enumclaw High School. Matthew graduated in 2016; Molly in 2018, Melissa in 2020 and twins Nicholas and Joseph in 2022.
Lori is an Administrator at LCNW in Auburn, which is in the business of metal fabrication. She was a substitute in the Enumclaw School District for ten years prior to her current job. Lori and her husband grew up in Portland, Oregon before relocating to the Seattle area.
Lori is grateful for the opportunity to serve the district in this capacity after so many years of involvement as a parent, volunteer and substitute. Her term expires in December of 2025.
View the #4 district map (pdf)
Student Board Representatives
In February 2010, the board implemented Policy 1200 which approved the addition of two student representatives to the board of directors. The role of the representatives is to provide student insight and perspective to the board; serve as liaisons to the high school students; and report to the students about the work of the district and the board of directors. Below are our current representatives.
Kitzia Portillo | Senior Student Representative
Kitzia Portillo describes herself as an immigrant student with immigrant parents who is passionate about succeeding and making a difference in her school and her community. In her final two years at Enumclaw High School, she is focused on becoming more involved in her community and developing her own leadership goals. Kitzia is a member of the Cultural Student Support Program and the Diversity Club at EHS and has taken leadership classes as well. Her hope is to graduate high school with honors and attend BYU to pursue a degree in either nursing or psychology. Kitzia’s letters of recommendation describe her as an organized and responsible student who is willing to go the extra mile to help others and to do her best.
Marin Lawson | Junior Student Representative
School Board Elections
School Board Director positions for District Areas 2, 4 and 5 elections were held in November 2021. Director position 4 is to fulfill a two-year term only. Director positions 2 and 5 are standard four-year terms.