“a fresh perspective”

These are the words being used by many who are running against incumbents for school boards across the nation. What does a “fresh perspective” mean. Perspective by definition is a particular way of thinking about something, especially one that is influenced by your beliefs or experiences. When the word “fresh” is added: this indicates that […]

Why Boardsmanship Matters

Simply because School Boards directly impact student success. Research from a 15 year study shows that School Boards do impact student achievement. School boards have many responsibilities, including approving budgets, constructing and maintaining facilities, hiring a superintendent, and ensuring the safety and security of students. One of the most important responsibilities is student achievement and […]

“It is time to restore civility to our schools and our communities and find a way to move forward, together.”

As 1 of 1477 members of WSSDA, I fully support this statement. I hope as we all move through these trying times that we can remember to be civil and respectful of each other. The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) and the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) released the following statement today in […]

Endorsements PSE and ERW

I am very excited to receive endorsements from two groups this week. One very important endorsement is from the Riverview PSE who we work closely with on collective bargaining agreements for our classified staff members. These people are the bedrock of our district and make sure our students get to school safely, eat amazing meals […]

Josh Siegel – student rep 2007-2009

Consistent. Inspired. Passion. That’s how to describe Lori Oviatt. As a former Student Representative of the Riverview School District #407 serving from 2007-2009, I had the personal opportunity to listen, watch and learn from Lori in action for over two years at our bi-weekly district meetings and offsite legislative conferences and events. Focused on the […]

Leah Cole – Former Student Rep 2006-2008

I had the pleasure of serving as a School Board student representative for two years (2006-2008) with Lori. At that time, the student representative position was still new to the district and Lori immediately made me feel included as a valuable member of the board. Lori always greeted me with a smile. She was one of the first people to explain concepts […]

Pascal Nagata – 2016-17 Student Rep

Lori Oviatt is an exceptional member of the Riverview School Board, serving as a role model and a guide for me throughout my position as Student Representative to the Riverview School District. Her contributions to this district throughout her years of service prove she is overly qualified for this position and have manifested itself in her being […]