2016 Primary Voters' Guide
Washington State - Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Executive

Coming Soon
KumRoon (Mr. Mak) Maksirisombat

Elected Experience: I'm looking forward to representing Washington State. 

Other Professional Experience: Teacher: English as a Second Language, Special Education, Math, Science, Chinese, Thai; Counselor; School AdministratorAdjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific University; Professional Educational Advisory Board at City University; Professor South Seattle Community College US Government Selective Service Board Member; Boeing Manufacturing and Technology Intern; City of Seattle Health and Nutrition Project Site Coordinator; Yale University Leadership and Development Training

Education: B.S. Business and Sociology, M.S. Special Education and Counseling: Montana State University. PhD. International Business, Warren National University.

Community Service: 19 year volunteer: Fernwood at the Park / Normandy Park Senior Living.

Statement: Every student in Washington State deserves the opportunity to succeed. In fact, we voters consistently show we believe this by passing initiatives to increase school funding. Having served in public schools for over 30 years holding many different positions, earning a distinguished educator among other awards, this is the least funding I have seen actually reach the students during my tenure. We are failing our students.

I see large amounts of administrative waste. I see students who have the capability to achieve smothered by inefficiency and lack of passion for the learning experience. Teachers and Instructional Assistants do not have the support they need to be motivated, creative members of the educational workforce. Instead, they are buried under paperwork.

Who you voters elect to this position next will determine if we can make the necessary changes to assure that all state school programs work together to reinstate what has been a lost focus of our schools: to create world class citizens.

Under my leadership, the OSPI office will work to improve graduation rate, increase vocational education, find and eliminate waste, and hold funding spenders accountable for student experience and outcomes.

I ask for your support in this crucial time.

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