Name: Garry Lee
School/Affiliation: Jason Lee Middle School
Address: 15211 NE 36th Circle; Vancouver, WA 98662
Phone: 360-931-2715 (Cell)
To: Whom it May Concern
From: Garry Lee
Subj: Letter of Intent to run for Washington Science Olympiad Board of Directors
This letter is to formally announce my intention to run for a position on the Washington Science Olympiad Board of Directors.
My first career was in the construction industry. In the business world, the ethic is that if you’re not moving forward, then you’re falling back. I believe we need to focus on two realms in order to grow Science Olympiad. One is pursuing corporate sponsors, especially those who can support us with technology as well as money. Secondly, we need to spark the interest of elementary students so they will want to experience Science Olympiad when they get to secondary school.
My qualifications include:
Teaching for 15 years, at middle school and elementary level.
Coaching the Jason Lee M.S. Science Olympiad team for 8 years
Doubled the size of our program two years ago. Jason Lee teams have qualified for the State Tournament for the last seven years.
Have established Science Olympiad programs at three nearby elementary schools. The Jason Lee Varsity and JV teams have sponsored and managed events at each Elementary Tournament.
Presently serve on the S.W. Regional Science Olympiad Board of Directors
Garry R. Lee
15211 N.E. 36th Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Objective: To obtain a position on the Washington Science Olympiad
Board of Directors
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Education K-8
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Experience: Jason Lee Middle School, Teaching 6th Grade, 1999- present
Vancouver School District Vancouver, Washington
Teaching all five subjects in self-contained Gifted Ed program
Teaching Computer Technology
Science Olympiad team coach, 2002- present
Jason Lee M.S., Vancouver School District
Rogers Park Elementary, Teaching 4th Grade, 1995-1999
Anchorage School District Anchorage, Alaska
Hoffman Construction Company, Business Manager, 1971-1990
Portland, Oregon and Anchorage, Alaska
U. S. Marine Corps, 1966-1968, Vietnam Veteran
References: available on request