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State Board of Education Welcomes New Member Harium Martin-Morris

Release Date: 

March 21, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Inslee has appointed Seattle resident Harium Martin-Morris to the State Board of Education. He brings to the Board a unique blend of experience in classroom teaching, education policy development, school district governance, and management expertise.

Martin-Morris’ appointed term begins on March 22. He fills the appointed Position 1 on the 16-member State Board of Education and will serve through January 2021.

On his appointment, Martin-Morris said, “This is an amazing opportunity to serve on the State Board of Education. I have a passion for public education and ensuring that every student in the state receives an equitable, quality education supported by high-quality teaching and administrative staff.”

Martin-Morris has over twenty-five years of management experience in both large and small organizations in the private and public sectors, the most recent of which was seventeen years at The Boeing Company. He currently consults with school districts on communication, equity, and school improvement.

He serves on the Equity in Education Coalition and the Boeing Employees Flying Association, and previously served on the Seattle Public Schools school board, the Council of Great City Schools, and the Council of Urban Boards of Education.

Martin-Morris holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from State University of New York at Cortland and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College as well as the Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate. He and his wife, Linda, live in Seattle and have 2 children: Kyle and Gwyn.


About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The Board comprises 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member. For more information on the State Board of Education:

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