About Vashon PIE

Vashon Partners in Education is an all-volunteer organization whose goal is to enhance the learning environment in our public schools. PIE’s mission is simple: we finance grants for activities and materials identified by those closest to the educational process — our teachers.

Vashon Public School District teachers, as well as staff and community members, are invited to submit grant proposals for specific needs and opportunities not addressed in the district budget. Requests are assessed on educational value, innovation, need and impact. Proposals are evaluated by PIE board members in late fall and grant money is distributed and used that school year.

Since 1987, Vashon PIE supporters have donated over $1.7 million and helped PIE fund nearly 1,500 grants!

The sudden switch to remote learning was challenging and I was impressed with what the students were able to do and their level of thinking and understanding. Our team could not have pulled this off without the support of PIE. Your flexibility made a huge difference, enabling us to confront the challenge and prepare for next fall as well.

Bianca Perla

Vashon Nature Center, Vashon Scientists in the Schools Grant

Our Board

Karen Boyle President
Martha Ormseth Vice President
Debbie Levin Treasurer
Sandie McTighe Secretary
Shanti Colwell  
Phyllis Davis  
Lauren Gallegos  
Marie Koltchak  
Beth Kraabel  
John ‘Oz’ Osborne  
Ingrid Petersons  
Jenna Riggs  
Suzanne Rutkowski  
Jennifer Schill  
Bill Ameling Emeritus