At the November 15 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Puget Sound Educational Service District appointed 1755_au2Annie Laurie Armstrong to the board.  Armstrong will fill the director district two position which represents Seattle, Vashon Island and Bainbridge Island.  Annie Laurie serves as one of nine board members for the Puget Sound ESD.

 “We are very pleased to welcome Annie to our board of directors,” said PSESD Board Vice President Jill Johnson.  “Annie’s K12 experience and proven business leadership, as well as her past experience in child welfare, health, serving refugees, immigrants and homeless families will definitely serve the PSESD region well.”

Annie Laurie Armstrong is a Seattle-based national researcher and ethnographer. She is coauthor with Roberta Iversen of Jobs Aren’t Enough, a study spanning five cities that examines obstacles to economic mobility for 25 low-income families. As the owner of Business Government Community Connections (BGCC) since 1981, Annie Laurie works with local and national foundations, workforce development councils and organizations, trades associations, business and labor partners, libraries, K-12 schools, colleges, housing authorities and community based organizations. Annie Laurie has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

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