New member appointed to Paraeducator Board

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July 9, 2021

New member appointed to Paraeducator Board

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has appointed Doug Pace, a paraeducator and curriculum assistant in the Freeman School District, as the newest member to join the Paraeducator Board. His four-year term began May 21 and we look forward to welcoming him at our July board meeting next week. View board meeting details.


Meet Doug

Working in an educational setting was something Doug had always dreamed about as a young student himself, but life took him on different paths during the early years of his career. He finally landed his dream job with the Freeman School District, providing athletic, instructional, and behavioral supports to students in general education classrooms. Doug also puts his past professional experience in the sports industry to good use by coaching track and field, football, and basketball. “It’s a busy day for me but I would not trade these opportunities for anything,” he shares.

When asked what he most looks forward to as a board member, Doug states “the key to success during my term will include offering input, working to streamline state requirements for paraeducators, and ensuring that paraeducators know they have a voice in how decisions are made.”

Doug graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with an AAS in Education with an emphasis on Special Education and also has a degree in Graphic Arts and Marketing.

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