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Founding Associations

Three professional school organizations in Washington founded VEBA Trust in 1984. Each of the associations appoints two Trustees to serve on the Board of Trustees. Gallagher prepares and delivers periodic reports to the associations’ executive directors and boards to keep them updated on VEBA Trust’s activities and status.


Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP)

AWSP is the state’s preeminent professional association for public and private building principals, assistant principals, and principal interns. Formed in 1972, AWSP’s mission is to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students. AWSP now includes more than 3,500 members from elementary, middle, and high schools statewide. Membership also includes central office administrators, state policymakers, and other K-12 representatives.


Phone:  1-800-562-6100



Executive Director:  Scott Seaman

Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA)

WASA is an organization for professional administrators that are committed to leadership:


  • Leadership in providing equity and excellence in student learning.

  • Leadership in developing competent, ethical, and visionary leaders by:

    • Providing members services,

    • Offering growth opportunities for leaders, and

    • Promoting community and legislative support for education.


WASA’s membership includes more than 1,600 members and is open to all educational administrators in central office, building management, and educational agency positions.


Phone:  1-800-859-9272

Fax:  (360) 352-2043



Executive Director:  Joel Aune

Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO)

WASBO leads, partners with, and trains school business professionals to deliver effective business services in support of quality education. WASBO is a non-profit organization of school employees whose responsibilities include the business affairs of public and non-public schools. Members may be wholly or partially responsible for budgeting, school finance, accounting, and payroll; purchasing and supply management; maintenance and operations; data processing; school plant planning and construction; school food service management; transportation; and any other major areas of school business administration.


Phone:  1-800-524-4706



Executive Director:  Brianne King

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