OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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PAUL BOGEL

PRESIDENT

Paul has been a passionate supporter of public schools since 2000, when his then 6 year old son began
kindergarten. He joined the board of the Bellevue Schools Foundation that year and subsequently
served in various capacities over 9 years, including board President. Through his involvement, Paul
came to understand the profound benefits that private philanthropy can have on the lives of students.
He is excited by the unlimited opportunities the Kent Schools Foundation has in partnership with the
Kent School District and our community. Paul is currently serving as board President.

Paul resides within the district’s boundary, where his wife is a teacher at Glenridge Elementary. He is a
Vice President with HomeStreet Bank. Three of their children are successful public school and college
graduates. The fourth will attend Gonzaga University this fall. Paul and his wife, Ann, are thankful for
the education they and their children have received and firmly believe every child should have the same
access, encouragement and support.

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ROSIE ROURKE

VICE PRESIDENT

Rosie is a parent of two Kentridge High School sons. Rosie has been an active PTSA member ever since her oldest son was in Kindergarten in 2006, volunteering for all positions on the Board over the years and on several committees. She was awarded the Golden Acord award for her service at Fairwood Elementary.

Rosie is the Managing Broker of The Rosie Rourke Team at John L. Scott specializing in residential real estate within the Kent School boundaries. Living life as a contribution makes her soul happy and she consistently volunteers within the community with her annual Recycle Event, other miscellaneous fund raising events within the Kent School district, and is a Board member of the Kent School Foundation. Quality education for all students is Rosie’s priority and she wants to make sure each child has a chance to succeed with a rewarding experience in the Kent Schools.

 

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ALLYSON JOHNSON

SECRETARY

Allyson Johnson and her husband Carl have raised 3 children in the Kent School District; all three have graduated from Kentridge High School. Allyson has been a tireless and passionate advocate for kids and public education. She has  volunteered in many capacities over several years from elementary , middle and high school PTSA President, Kent Area Council President, Washington State PTA Region 9 Director and lots of different PTSA committees.  Several years she has volunteered with Citizens for Kent Schools and a year as a mentor with Communities for Kent Schools. She works for the Kent School District as a health Tech and Administrative Assistant at a local elementary school. Allyson has been involved with the Kent Schools Foundation for about 6 years.

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COLLEEN LINDER

TREASURER

Colleen was born in Seattle and raised in Kent attending Scenic Hill Elementary, Kent Junior High and Kent Meridian High School.  She went on to work in the Technology industry for twelve years and then eventually went into the family business of selling Real Estate.  She is a Buyer’s agent on the Rosie Rourke Team with John L. Scott Kent North office.  When Colleen isn’t out selling real estate or spending time with her family she’s active in the community participating on the Kent Chamber Workforce/Education and Events committees and other events throughout the community. She feels strongly that every child should have the tools and resources they need to be successful both in education and life.  She officially joined the Foundation’s Board in February 2018 and was elected the Treasurer.

 

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ALAN SUTLIFF

BOARD MEMBER

Alan has two children in the Kent School District who have attended East Hill and Neely O'Brien Elementary Schools, Mill Creek Middle School, and now Kent-Meridian High School. Alan is active supporting the music programs at Kent-Meridian High School. As a former educator who continues to support education professionals in Kent, Alan has always stayed focused on the importance of public education for the empowerment of young people and the inclusive attitude that is necessary for a thriving community.

Alan was a founding member of the Kent Schools Foundation because of a strong belief that the funding sources available in the educational system have never been enough to provide in the areas where the needs are greatest. Programs that provide enrichment and success in one part of the community should have support in an equitable manner.

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STEVE SCHEER

BOARD MEMBER

Steve and his family have been living in the Kent area for over 20 years.  During that time, Steve and his wife, Heather, have had great experiences with the Kent School District.  Heather was an employee from 1995-2001, their eldest daughter, Ireland, graduated from Kentridge High School in 2017,  and their younger daughter, Sienna, will be graduating in 2020.  Witnessing the fantastic education and commitment to diversity that KSD has provided his daughters, Steve felt compelled to give back by joining the Kent Schools Foundation.   

Steve is a Sales Director for Comcast Business and has been with the company for over 15 years.  His passion at work is to coach, lead, and inspire his teams and his hope is to bring that same passion to Kent Schools Foundation.  Steve and his wife have been active members of their local school PTSA organizations since 2004.  Steve has a firm belief that every child can succeed when given opportunities to grow with support from their family and community.

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JOHN OLIVER

BOARD MEMBER

John is a lifelong Washington State Resident and has lived in Covington for the last 10 years. While working as his role as Director of K 12 Sales for Apperson, Inc., he saw how much good the Issaquah School Foundation was doing for their students and was inspired to join the Kent School Foundation.

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HIRA SINGH BHULLAR

BOARD MEMBER

Hira is 10 years+ resident of Kent. His two kids are getting quality education in Kent School District schools. He is passionate about making sure Kent’s kids and families have the tools necessary to succeed.

Also serving as Board member at following local organizations:

  • Kent YouthandFamilyServices
  • Khalsa Gurmat Center
  • Kent YMCA
  • Kent Sunrise Rotary club
  • Volunteer teacher at Punjabi school, which teaches children computer literacy, music education, language and leadership development.