Meet the School Board
Peter LeDoux, WIAA Representative (2022-2023), was newly appointed to the Board in the spring of 2022.
Peter LeDoux moved from Lake Stevens to Granite Falls in April 2021 with his wife and two children after falling in love with the area. While new to the community, his passion for a strong public education system drove him to become involved within the Granite Falls School District early on. Peter is a graduate of the University of Washington and enjoys golf, hiking along the mountain loop, and spending time with his family when he’s not working.
Peter strongly believes that the only way to make change is through discussion, and he asks for anyone to freely reach out to him with questions, concerns, or just to grab coffee.
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Director District 1 Legal Description
Bill Dane was appointed to the Board on April 12, 2023.
Bill moved to Granite Falls in the fall of 1982 for work. Bill grew up and went to school in the city of Tacoma where his family landed after retiring from the military. He had the pleasure of raising his family in Granite Falls and becoming a servant of the community by volunteering and then being hired full-time by the local fire department. In his over forty years in Granite Falls, Bill helped raise an amazing family, volunteered as a firefighter, a parent helper in the schools, and a coach in various junior sports leagues. In his spare time, he plays bagpipes with the county's firefighters' pipes and drums band. Bill's current position in the fire department allows him a unique perspective on how government agencies work and he hopes to use this experience to help with his position on the school board.
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Director District 2 Legal Description
Karley Kincaid, Community Liaison (2022-2023), was newly elected to the Board in the fall of 2021.
Karley is co-chair of the parent advisory committee. A Granite Falls resident for the last 11 years, Karley and her husband Greg have two daughters in the district at both MWE and MCE. Karley has spent a lot of time volunteering in her daughter's classrooms and has a passion for elementary education, so much so that she is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Liberty University. She is also a substitute teacher in many of the surrounding school districts. She comes with a technology background and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University in digital media. Karley and her family enjoy having a myriad of farm animals at any given time. They all enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking on the many beautiful trails around Granite Falls. In her free time, Karley enjoys a variety of arts and crafts, and hobbies like metal casting, sewing, papercraft, etc. Her favorite hobby, however, is lounging in her hammock and taking in the beautiful scenery around her.
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Director District 3 Legal Description
Tina Yadon Veatch, President (2022-2023), was appointed to the Board on July 11, 2018. Tina has been a member of the Granite Falls community for the past 15 years. Tina and her husband have six children attending school in the Granite Falls School District. For the past three years, they have had children at Mountain Way Elementary, Monte Cristo Elementary, Granite Falls Middle School and Granite Falls High School. Tina currently serves on the Granite Falls School District CTE Advisory Committee and the Instructional Materials Committee. For the past 12 years, Tina has volunteered as a parent and community member in each of her children's schools and classrooms. Tina Yadon Veatch is a certified Project Management Professional who has worked in the private sector at Microsoft and in the public sector for both the Department of Human Services and the State Treasurer's Office. Tina currently assists in running their family-owned custom cabinetry business.
When Tina is not caring for her family of 6 children, volunteering at the schools, her church, or the food bank distribution center, Tina enjoys a nap!!
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Director District 4 Legal Description
Carl G. Cary, Vice-President and Legislative Representative (2022-2023), was elected to the school board on December 4, 2013, and has been an active member of the local community since 2009. Carl is married with two children. Carl currently works as a consultant for Lerch Bates. Carl enjoys coaching youth athletics and participating in helping to create better options for children in our community. He advocated bringing the Granite Falls Boys and Girls Club back to Granite. He is a leader in the Watch D.O.G.S. program and an active member of the Community Coalition. #WEAREGRANITE
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SUPERINTENDENT / BOARD SECRETARY:
Dr. Josh Middleton became Superintendent of the Granite Falls School District on July 1st, 2019. Dr. Middleton has worked in K-12 education for 35 years as a teacher, coach and building administrator in Florida before becoming a superintendent in his home state of Montana. The 2022-23 school year will mark the start of Dr. M's 22nd year as a district superintendent. He has five grown children and three young grandchildren spread across the country. Dr. Middleton's focus is always on students and student learning with an emphasis on literacy and post-secondary education and training for all students. Though no longer playing hockey, Dr. M enjoys attending Everett Silvertips games along with camping in this beautiful state. Dr. M earned his doctorate at Montana State University, Masters at Nova Southeastern, and Bachelors at the University of Utah.