Meet the School Board

  • The Federal Way School Board Members are your official elected local representatives in matters of public education.

    Each board member resides in a specific director district.  School directors are elected to four-year terms by voters of the entire school district.

    The board establishes the district goals, policies and budget. The superintendent and school staff translate these policies and goals into action which results in quality education for students in the Federal Way Public Schools. 

Mr. Geoffery McAnalloy, President

Phone: 253-945-2000

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Mr. Geoffery McAnalloy, President

District #1
First Elected or Appointed: December 2013
Current Term Expires: 2017

Geoffery McAnalloy was elected to the board in 2013. He has three sons who attend school in Federal Way Public Schools. McAnalloy has served as a vice president of the Adelaide Elementary School PTA and worked as a legislative liaison. He is dedicated to helping raise money for Federal Way schools, and his efforts helped raise more than $15,000 in donations to directly benefit schools.

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Ms. Claire Wilson, Vice President

Phone: 253-945-2000

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Ms. Claire Wilson, Vice President

District #2
First Elected or Appointed:
 Elected November 2011
Current Term Expires: 2019

Claire Wilson brings to the Federal Way School Board over 35 years of experience in working with children and families, particularly in early childhood and K-12 education.  For the past 24 years, she was the Executive Director for Policy, Governance, School, Family, Community Partnerships and the Executive Director for Early Learning/ECEAP at Puget Sound Educational Service District.  She previously taught high school in Tacoma where she coordinated the district’s teen parent program. 

In addition to her role as current Vice President of the Board, she has also held the positions of President and Legislative Liaison.  Claire was elected to the statewide Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Board representing King County school board directors.  In that role, she was recently appointed to the Washington State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Family and Engagement Workgroup representing WSSDA to provide recommendations and input into Washington State’s ESSA plan for the state. Claire also currently serves as a board member for the Sidekick Collective, a non-profit organization benefiting ordinary youth doing extraordinary things.

Claire has also been an active parent with the district’s Family and Community Partnership Office. She was a board member for Building Better Futures Non-Profit in Kent and sat on the Statewide Head Start State Collaboration/ECEAP Advisory committee.  She has been an active member of PTA/PTO at her children’s schools since they entered kindergarten. 

Claire is a strong believer in two-way communication and looks forward to hearing from stakeholders who have questions, thoughts, concerns, and/or comments.

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Ms. Liz Drake, Legislative Liaison

Phone: 253-945-2000

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Ms. Liz Drake, Legislative Liaison

District #3
First Elected or Appointed: Elected November 2015
Current Term Expires: 2019

Liz Drake has been a teacher and an administrator spanning the K-12 continuum during her over four decade career in England and the United States.  Throughout her career she has been recognized as a tough leader, bringing a caring and efficient culture to wherever she has worked.

Liz places the success of all students as a top priority, identifying graduation rates as a key indicator of this success.  Liz believes that successful schools foster successful communities and that schools cannot do it alone.  Partnerships with parents, businesses, and community members must be forged.  It takes the whole community to make every student successful and ready for the challenges of college or a career.

For the past nine years Liz, with her husband Miles, have lived in Federal Way.  During these nine years she was the principal of Todd Beamer High School, and then the principal of Thomas Jefferson High School.  She retired in November 2014.  Two of their three children, and seven grandchildren, live in Federal Way, attending or soon-to-attend schools in Federal Way.

Liz is committed to the success of the Federal Way Community and is proud and honored to be a Federal Way School Board Director.

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Ms. Carol Gregory

Phone: 253-945-2000

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Ms. Carol Gregory

District #4
First Elected or Appointed: December 2013
Current Term Expires: 2017

Carol Gregory was elected to the board in 2013. She has a robust history in public education, having served as a teacher, a school district administrator and president of the Washington Education Association. She also worked in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction on federal education policy. 

In addition to her experience in education, Gregory has served as the director of a nonprofit organization. She has grandchildren who attend Federal Way Public Schools.

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Mr. Hiroshi Eto

Phone: 253-945-2000

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Mr. Hiroshi Eto

District #5
First Elected or Appointed: Appointed June 2014
Current Term Expires: 2019

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Eto retired from a 34-year civil engineering career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2012. He and his wife have owned a home in Federal Way since 1988 and their children attended elementary school in Federal Way schools. In his application, Eto noted that they later attended Department of Defense Schools at Camp Zama, Japan, during one of his Army Corps of Engineers assignments. 

Eto also highlighted the excellence of leadership training he received as a civilian member of the U.S. Army, adding that it was critical in forming his ability to work with diverse teams and maximize results from the talents they possessed. “Teamwork among diverse team members is critical for success in any endeavor,” he added.

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