Board Members

Laura Cailloux
Director District 1

15511 McLean Rd.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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Laura Flores Cailloux previously served on the board from 2006 until 2011 when she stepped down to pursue a doctoral degree in educational leadership. After graduating from University of Washington in 2015, she was re-elected to the board in 2019. Dr. Cailloux has lived in Skagit County since 1997 and has held multiple administrative and faculty roles at Skagit Valley College. She currently teaches leadership, business, and adult basic education classes. She has served on multiple community boards including the Skagit Community Foundation, United Way, Economic Development Association, and the Skagit Family YMCA. Cailloux was instrumental in the development of Leadership Skagit, as well as the creation of the Latino Business Retention and Expansion program. Dr. Cailloux's daughter, Stella Ross, graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2017.
Term End: 2023

Robert Coffey
Director District 2 Vice President

21636 Swan Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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Retired local physician, Robert Coffey, was appointed to the board in September 2006, and was then reelected at four year intervals, most recently in 2019. He serves as the current Board Vice-President. Coffey is an active participant in the Mount Vernon school community. He has served on numerous MVSD committees and has volunteered at MVHS as a tutor in high school math and science. He has also taught math courses at Skagit Valley College and is currently a volunteer math tutor there. Dr. Coffey and his wife, Deborah North, have two children who graduated from Mount Vernon High School.
Term End: 2023


Jessica Samora
Director District 3

409 S. 29th Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Jessica Samora

Jessica Samora was appointed to the Board in 2019 to complete a vacant term, and was then reelected. Samora is a longtime Skagit Valley resident. She is Clinical Support Manager at Skagit Radiology and has years of experience in healthcare working directly with and advocating for the local community. Jessica and her husband, Ben, have three sons and a daughter, all of whom graduated from Mount Vernon High School. Jessica has sat on various committees for the district and was PTA President during her children's education with the district. 
Term End: 2023


Wendy Ragusa
Director District 4 Legislative Representative

1118 E. Kincaid St.
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

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Wendy Ragusa was appointed to the Board in 2017 to complete a vacant term. Ragusa is the Development Coordinator for the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon. She has served on the Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation since 2008, has been very busy on parent committees, and has been an active member of the Citizens for Mount Vernon Schools. 
Wendy is a third generation Bulldog! She and her husband, Roger, have two children, both of whom graduated from Mount Vernon High School. 
Term End: 2025


Larry Otos
Director District 5 President

4601 Monte Vista Dr.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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Larry Otos was appointed to the Board in 2012 to complete a vacant term, and was then reelected. He served as the board's Legislative Representative for several years. Otos retired, after 30 years of public service, as Director from the City of Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Department. Larry is the owner of The Otos Group, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. Larry is very busy in the community and fills leadership roles in a number of philanthropic organizations. Larry and his wife, Lisa (Bulldog alumna), have two boys who are Bulldog Alums. 
Term End: 2025


2021-22 Student Board

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Adam Wagenbach


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Leydi Hernandez-Quiroz 



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Viridiana Ponce-Cisneros