Sarah Boudrieau


District 1 (Since March 19, 2020) - Term ends 2027

Sarah is a Civil Deputy and Forensic Crime Scene Tech for the Columbia County Sheriff, with an education background in Criminal Justice. She is married to Trevor, and they have three boys. Brandon is a 2018 WHS grad studying Criminal Justice at WSU, he serves as an Army reserve, and is currently in law enforcement. Levi is finishing up his senior year at WHS, and will also be pursuing an education in Criminal Justice at WWCC. Colt is in the 6th grade at Preston Hall, and just trying to keep up with his older brothers.  Her family enjoys camping together as well, and when the weather is nice, you can usually catch mom and Levi on motorcycles around town.

Christy House


District 2 (Since December 14, 2011) – Term ends 2027

Christy House is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. She graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Food and Nutrition. Christy has been an active local volunteer with 4H, her children’s other activities, and her local church. She and her husband live in Waitsburg. Both of their two adult sons attended Waitsburg School District from K-12. Her oldest son is in year three of an electrical apprenticeship with Walla Walla Electric. Her youngest will be graduating in Fall of 2023 at the University of Idaho with a double major in Crop Management and Plant Science with a minor in Agriculture Economics.

Stephanie Cole


Vice Chair

District 3 (Since December 15, 2021) - Term ends 2025

Stephanie Cole is the Assistant Director of Admissions at a long-term care facility in Walla Walla. She is an alumnus of Waitsburg High School, Walla Walla Community College, and Eastern Washington University. Stephanie is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two beautiful girls, ages 2 and 5. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys crafting, Bible studies with local moms, and adventuring with her family. She is excited for this opportunity to serve the community where her roots run deep.

Carol Clarke


Board Chair

District 5 (Since December 15, 2021) - Term ends 2027

Carol Clarke retired as Superintendent of Waitsburg School District in June 2017. During her 40+ years in education, she taught at all levels from early childhood to graduate level. Following retirement, she has served as Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for Crossroads Christian Academy in the Republic of Panama. Since March 2020, she has worked remotely as an Educational Consultant for Crossroads and returns to Panama in the fall and spring to complete on-site educational activities for the school. Carol earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; a Master’s in Education from the University of Memphis, and a Doctorate in Education from Washington State University. An active member of Waitsburg Christian Church, Carol currently serves as the Church Board Chairman. She is also active in P.E.O. International and fills the duties of Vice President for Chapter BE, Waitsburg.

Abby Grende


District 4 At Large (Since November 16, 2022) Term ends 2025

Abby Grende runs her own business as an Occupational Therapist contracting with local school districts. She received her Master's in Occupational Therapy from University of Mary, Bismarck ND. Abby moved to Waitsburg in 2011 and met her husband, Brad. They have three young kids that attend Waitsburg Elementary School. The family keeps busy with sports, boating, fishing, wheeling, motorcycle riding and snow biking. Abby is also President of Waitsburg Celebration Days and supports the community when possible. 


The Board of Directors meets at 6:00 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Waitsburg Elementary School Library. (184 Academy Street, Waitsburg, WA 99361).

School board meetings are held virtually as well. The information to join via Zoom is listed under our News page the day before the scheduled meeting. Comments will be available during the public comment portion of the board meeting. Those who wish to make a comment will be limited to 3 minutes. Comments may also be made via email to the superintendent at





  • Create Enhanced Learning Environments that Meet Current and Future Learner Needs

  • Embrace Learning Growth throughout the Waitsburg School System

  • Expand Educational Experiences to Early and Adult Learners

  • Improve Educational Practice to Levels that Have Profound Impact on Learning for Both Students and Adults   

For meeting minutes and agendas prior to the 2022-23 school year, please contact the district office.

Please note that policies and procedures are being uploaded as they are being updated and adopted. To view policies or procedures not listed on the website, please visit the District Office at 184 Academy Street, Waitsburg WA. 

For information on School Director District zones, please visit: Walla Walla County Geographic Information Systems