School Board

Board of Directors

  1. The primary tasks of the Board are:
  2. Linking the school system with the community
  3. Setting policy that guides the district; and
  4. Assuring organizational performance by monitoring the execution of policy.

The Board of Directors is a team dedicated to excellence. Whenever possible they refer matters to the Superintendent, the principal, or the classroom teacher to ensure they are handled at the level most appropriate for resolution.

The Board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, except November, December, February, April, and July. Only one meeting is held in those months. Meetings start at 6:30 pm. Please click here or call the district office for the location of a meeting - (253) 566-5600.

Ethelda Burke

Position #1 - Ethelda Burke (Vice President)
Email - eburke@upsd83.org
Appointed to the Board: January 2015
Elected to the Board: November 2017
Current Term Expires: 2021

Marisa Peloquin

Position #2 - Marisa Peloquin (Legislative Representative)
Email - mpeloquin@upsd83.org
Elected to the Board: November 2017
Current Term Expires: 2021

T'wina Nobles

Position #3- T'wina Nobles
Email - tnobles@upsd83.org
Elected to the Board: November 2015
Current Term Expires: 2023

Mary Lu Dickinson

Position #4 - Mary Lu Dickinson 
Email - mdickinson@upsd83.org
Elected to the Board: November 1995
Current Term Expires: 2023

Position #5 - Dr. Rick Maloney (President)
Email - rmaloney@upsd83.org
Elected to the Board: November 2019
Current Term Expires: 2023



If you are interested in running for a school board position, The Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) has several resources on its website. 

For information on elections, filing timelines, and candidate requirements, visit the Pierce County Auditor's Elections website