The Bellevue School Board appointed Cindy Rogan to Director District 3 in a special meeting of the school board on Monday, February 26, 2024.

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District 1

Phil Bloch

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Term: December 2023 – November 2027

Phil Bloch was elected to a 4-year term as Director in November 2023. He is a Bellevue School District Parent with students in the classes of 2025 and 2028. As a long-time school volunteer and community leader, Phil has been actively engaged in supporting public schools and providing opportunities for youth through sports, science, outdoor education and drama programs. Phil is a graduate of Grinnell College where he studied Biology and Environmental Studies and received a Masters Degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Professionally, he works as an environmental consultant where he leads research projects and works to help manage the interactions between aquatic landscapes and development projects.

Director Bloch has a vision for helping students discover and maintain a sense of joy associated with learning and expects to maintain and improve the reputation of Bellevue School District as a center of excellence in public education. He hopes to work towards these goals by supporting active management of district enrollment, helping to ensure the district is able to consistently provide services – like transportation – that parents and families expect, and working to ensure that educational experiences provide a strong foundation for current and future jobs.

District 2

Carolyn Watson

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Roles: President

Term: December 2023 – November 2027

Carolyn Watson has served on the Bellevue School Board since 2015.

Carolyn Watson is a long-time PTSA Board Member, a VIBES Academic Tutor in AP World History, and a former Software Developer for Fannie Mae in Washington DC.  She has also taught economics as an adjunct instructor at a small college in Indiana, and worked as a product manager for a software start-up in Northern Virginia. Her education includes a BA in Anthropology from SUNY Albany, an MBA in Finance from Indiana University, and further graduate work in Anthropology at American University in DC.

Since first volunteering in the Bellevue Schools in 2004, Carolyn has served on the boards of the Bennett Elementary PTSA, the Stevenson Elementary PTA, and the International School PTSA, in positions as varied as Legislative Chair, Co-Treasurer, Membership Chair, Secretary, Vice President, and President.

On the district level, Carolyn has served on the board of the Bellevue PTSA Council including a year as Co-President. She served on district committees under several superintendents, including the Gifted Parent Advisory Committee with Dr. Riley, the Equity Committee with Dr. Cudeiro, and the District Technology Advisory Committee for Dr. Mills.

Carolyn received a Golden Acorn award for volunteerism from Stevenson Elementary, and the Gold Level Leadership Academy award from the Washington State PTA.

Carolyn’s family moved to the Bellevue School District in 2000 from Maryland courtesy of Microsoft.  She is originally from New York, and grew up on Long Island. Her husband has done extensive volunteering at Bellevue High and International School by co-teaching AP Computer Science through the TEALS program.  Their son, who is attending Cornell University, started Kindergarten at Bennett, attended the gifted (PRISM) program at Stevenson, and graduated from the International School while participating in cross country and track at Interlake.  Carolyn gained extensive experience as a parent volunteer in each of these programs along the way.

District 3

Cindy Rogan

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Term: Appointed by the board on February 26th, 2024 to fulfill the vacancy of the District 3 Director term, ending November 2025.

Cindy Rogan brings a depth and breadth of education and leadership background to the BSD School Board. She has served as a teacher, principal and in the Bellevue School District as an Executive Director of Schools in 2011-2019. In 2020, Cindy launched her executive leadership coaching business, working with private and public sector leaders via 1:1 coaching, team coaching, and leadership team retreats. Cindy holds a Masters Degree in Education, a P-12 Administrative Credential from the state of Washington, and a professional coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Cindy’s vision for supporting the students, staff, parents and community is fully steeped in her desire for the Bellevue School District to continue on its path of excellence in education, innovation and deep care for the community.

Cindy has lived in the Bellevue School District for twenty three years.

District 4

Monica Webster

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Roles: Vice President

Term: Term: December 2023 – November 2027

Monica Webster is a long time Bellevue School District parent and community advocate with a passion to serve students and families. She was elected to the Bellevue School Board in 2024 where she began her 4-year-term as a Board Director. Ms. Webster graduated with a Master’s in Public Health from Eastern Washington University as a Dean’s List Honoree and has served as a Bellevue School District volunteer over the past 15 years on numerous committees including Strategic Planning, SRO Advisory, Future Consolidation Audit, and Family Engagement committees. She has also served on the Equity Advisory Group (now Equity Advisory and Advocacy Collaborative), Equity Driven Decision Making Group, and is the former president of the Parent Alliance for Black Scholars. In addition to her Bellevue District involvement, she has also served in community-based capacities including the Women’s Justice Circle and the African American Health Board.

Ms. Webster has an extensive background in public and behavioral health and currently works as the Access to Care Behavioral Health Manager for the State of Washington where she focuses on identifying and addressing health disparities through managing WA State’s legislative policy Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1874.

Ms. Webster believes that guiding students to succeed in their educational experiences, both within the Bellevue School District and beyond is an important area of focus and she looks forward to contributing to supporting the vision and goals of our students.

District 5

Jane Aras

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Term: December 2021 – November 2025

Jane Aras earned her master’s degree in special education and has taught both special and general education. She has developed individualized education plans and implemented social-emotional programs in classrooms for students. She is a parent in the district and attests to the importance of maintaining community-focused approaches to education that center on the whole child.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.