An education foundation providing resources
to Washington Elementary School District
 
Our Board of Trustees

Putman, Nancy
President
nancy.putman@wesdschools.org
Ms. Nancy Putman, a retired teacher from Lookout Mountain School, taught 13 years in the Washington Elementary School District. She taught in five states over her 35-year career as an educator.

Ms. Putman joined the Washington Education Foundation's Board of Trustees twelve years ago. She serves as President of the Executive Board and is the co-chair of the Foundation's annual fundraising bowl-a-thon. She has served on the NEA Read Across America committee in Washington Elementary School District for 13 years.

Ms. Putman serves on the board of the Arizona Education Association Retired Executive committee and the Membership committee. She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and is vice president of her chapter, Alpha Alpha. Ms. Putman served on the Washington District Education Association Executive Board for 12 years.

Jahneke, Aaron
Vice President / Treasurer
Mr. Aaron Jahneke serves on the Washington Education Foundation Board of Trustees and on its Executive Board as treasurer. He also serves as a member of the Washington Elementary School District Governing Board since January 2009, is treasurer of the WESD K-3 Override Renewal Committee, and is a member of Support Our Schools AZ, a K-12 education advocacy group.
Mr. Jahneke grew up in the Washington Elementary School District and attended Washington Elementary and Palo Verde Middle School before completing a Bachelor's of Arts in History from the University of Arizona in 1999. In 2008, Mr. Jahneke received a Master's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University at the West Campus after completing an institutional ethnography entitled "Local Grassroots Legislative Campaigning." Mr. Jahneke is a personal financial representative for Allstate Insurance Company. He also is a part-time history adjunct teacher at CollegeAmerica in Phoenix.

MacArthur, Pat
Secretary
patandward@cox.net
Ms. Pat MacArthur retired in 2011 with 19 years as a WESD administrator. Ms. MacArthur served as assistant principal at Lookout Mountain School from 1992-1995. She was promoted to principal and was assigned to John Jacobs School from 1995-2006 and then at Arroyo School from 2006-2011. Ms. MacArthur was nominated by the staff at John Jacobs for the district’s highest honor, the Lamp of Learning Award which she received in 1997. “Receiving the District’s Highest Honor was a THRILLING moment for me. It reaffirmed my dedication to be a ‘servant leader’”.

Ms. MacArthur continues to support the WESD through her volunteer work, which benefits the students of the WESD.

Ms. MacArthur joined the Washington Education Foundation’s Board of Trustees in January 2012.

Brown, Joslyn
Member
joslyn.brown@wesdschools.org
Joslyn Coor Brown is the WDEA President & a 2nd grade teacher at Lookout Mt. School. She has been in the WESD for 20 years. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood. Before being the WDEA President she served on the WDEA Executive board as the treasurer for four years.

She says her greatest accomplishments in WDEA have been helping to pass an override that she is now seeing in action at her school, as a new school is in the process of being constructed, showing people the value of being in a professional organization that supports public education & is nationally supported by the largest lobbying body for public education which is, the NEA. Her greatest accomplishments in the classroom are measured by the smiles on her students’ faces when they finally get something & have ah, ha moments.

Her greatest accomplishments outside the classroom are her family, which consist of her husband Phil whom she has been married to for 31 years & their two children Nick (27) & Holly (25). Outside of school she enjoys hiking around Arizona and is involved with her church activities.

Corderman, Linda
Member
lcorderman@hotmail.com
Ms. Linda Corderman has been a resident of Arizona for the past 26 years and joined the Washington Education Foundation in 2010. She worked in the art field for many years and, in 1999, established Corderman Art Resources to focus on the location and acquisition of art for the collections of architects, designers and residential clients. She attended Western Oregon State College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Art and minored in Business.

Ms. Corderman continues to be involved in many volunteer and fundraising projects. She currently serves as a member in the Arizona Historical Society and Historical League, Inc., the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, and in ArtTable

Femino, Linda
Member
linda.femino@wesdschools.org

Johnson, Denise
Member

Ptuyac, Virginia
Member
wesdfoundation@cox.net
Ms. Virginia Ptuyac is retired with 30+ years as a Washington Elementary School District employee. Ms. Ptuyac continues to support WESD through her use of personal resources, contributions, and assistance with community awareness projects and programs; legislative actions and lobbying efforts on behalf of WESD; and volunteer involvement benefiting WESD and its students.

One of Ms. Ptuyac's many volunteer efforts is through the Washington Education Foundation, which partners with volunteers, WESD staff, support groups, and businesses to cultivate and secure resources for the benefit of WESD students. She has served on the Foundation's Executive Board of Trustees since 2002; first, as treasurer, then secretary, and, now in her second three-year term, as president.

Paterson, Betty
Member
betty.paterson@wesdschools.org

Whalen, Mindy
Member
mindy.whalen@wesdschools.org
This is my twentieth year teaching in the Washington Elementary School District. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades at Shaw Butte Elementary School. I have been teaching 8th grade Reading at Palo Verde Middle School for the past 10 years. I received my Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education at Northern Arizona University. I have also obtained my Reading Endorsement from Scottsdale Community College and my ELL Endorsement from Arizona State University.

I have held many leadership roles mostly as a member of the Washington District Education Association. I have served as a building Representative, Treasurer, Advocate, IBN Team member, and I have served two terms as WDEA President.

I began to serve as a member of the Washington Education Foundation Board when I was elected President of the WDEA. When my term ended this past year, I decided that I wanted to stay on the board to continue the good work the Foundation does to help our schools.

Brandt, Mary
Resources
mary.brandt@wesdschools.org
Program Coach for Title I, Washington Elementary School District

Sullivan, Janet
Resources
janet.sullivan@wesdschools.org
Asst. Supt. for Academic Services, Washington Elementary School District
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Washington Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 54356
Phoenix, AZ 85078-4356
Telephone: 602.376.6395