Vice President of Finance-Elect | Ruth Richardson, Sedro-Woolley School District
Why she's running for Vice President of Finance - Elect:
Ruth is running for the Vice President Elect, Finance. While no former journalist will ever claim to really love math, Ruth does love spreadsheets and budgets. She managed a multi-million-dollar departmental budget during her tenure as managing editor, approving invoices from a variety of designers, writers, copy editors, proofreaders and translators. In addition to that experience, she has served as treasurer for multiple PTO groups and select soccer teams. Thus far, she hasn’t been short on funds and has paid all bills on time. She is looking forward to serving on the WSPRA board and hopes to be a resource to its members statewide.
Ruth Richardson has been the Public Information Officer for the Sedro-Woolley School District since 2017. Before that, she was the Managing Editor for an educational publishing company for nine years, supervising a large team of amazingly creative individuals. She was a print journalist and editor for nine years prior to that, working with some of the best people in the business. Ruth is celebrating 20 years of marriage this year to her wonderfully supportive husband, Vince, who is still a working print journalist. They are the proud parents of two teenagers who both love soccer almost as much as Minecraft and the YouTube videos they try to pretend they’re not watching when their parents walk into a room. The family lives in Sedro-Woolley. They own a motorhome and love to pretend to rough it in the woods (friends love to joke that Ruth has every gadget under the sun when camping, including a waffle iron and snow cone machine). She has quite the green thumb and loves to hangout in her small backyard oasis in the warm summer months. Ruth is always happy to see friends from WSPRA, so if you’re ever in the Skagit Valley for the Tulip Festival or want to celebrate the state’s longest running Fourth of July celebration (Loggerodeo), give her a shout. Or if you ever drive through Idaho. She grew up in the Boise area and loves to recommend various methods of preparing potatoes. Potatoes. Are. Life.