For 20 years, Carolyn Griffin-Bugert administered programs serving low income and minority students in the Wenatchee School District (WSD). She has a strong commitment to the importance of equal access to education for everyone, especially those in underserved communities. As the district’s Grant Coordinator, Carolyn raised $14 million in funding creating programs in seven schools, serving thousands of students. For the past three years, her WSD After School Programs have partnered with WRI through the Traveling Naturalist Program.
Carolyn has lived in the greater Wenatchee Valley area for close to 25 years. She has a passion for the outdoors and spends her precious free-time hiking, skate and classic skiing, mountain biking, road touring, as well as many other outdoor activities. Carolyn and her husband Bob Bugert, Chelan County Commissioner District 2, have raised three sons –Tom, Bill and Alex, now all adults and all of whom attended Wenatchee schools and Washington State colleges.