Bellevue Schools Foundation adds nine to board

Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of nine new members, bringing the total to 32.


“It is so encouraging to see people invest themselves with such enthusiasm and commitment to assuring every one of Bellevue’s students has the best-possible public education,” said Executive Director Roxanne Kröon Shepherd.

Trustees are volunteers and serve three-year terms, up to a total of nine years. The new trustees began their service in September.

“This new group of trustees joins veterans who set the bar high for personal involvement in our work,” Shepherd said. “And today’s volunteer leaders carry on traditions of thoughtful stewardship and unerring focus on making meaningful impacts on students’ opportunities to build positive and productive lives. We are enormously grateful for 35 years of exceptional volunteer leadership.”

Newly appointed trustees include:

Tobey Bryant: Community leader, most recently chairing the successful Bellevue School District bond and levy campaign. Parent at Medina Elementary, Chinook Middle School, and Bellevue High School.

Deb Grover: Founder and owner of Bellysock, PTSA leader, and parent at Eastgate Elementary and Spiritridge Elementary.

Jill Heijer: Bellevue Girls Select Basketball Club board member, Fairweather Basin Boat Club treasurer, PTSA leader, and parent at Bellevue High School.

Karl Korsmo: Retired vice president of finance at T-Mobile, former Seattle Children’s Theatre board member, College Corps volunteer at Bellevue High School, and parent of two Bellevue School District graduates.

Heija Nunn: Freelance writer, city of Medina Planning Commission member, Hopelink Executive Leadership Advisory Committee member, Group Health Cooperative Leadership Advisory Group member, and parent at Medina Elementary and Bellevue High School.

John Seethoff: Vice president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft, Village Theatre board member, and parent of a Bellevue School District graduate.

Catherine Smith: Retired from Microsoft, VIBES volunteer, PTSA leader and past PTSA Council co-president, and parent at Sammamish High School.

Jim Teichman: Senior vice president and loan team manager at Wells Fargo, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County finance committee member, and former finance council member at St. Catherine’s School and Parish.

Lynn Janata Tremblay: Former Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation board member, PTSA leader, and parent at Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School.

Founded in 1979, Bellevue Schools Foundation’s mission is to develop, promote, and fund the best possible learning opportunities for all students in Bellevue’s public schools. Learn more at