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The Manson School District is proud to announce that Manson School Board member Aurora Flores will be sworn in as President of the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) at its annual conference in Spokane on November 17, 2018. Manson High School’s Jazz Kats will perform at the swearing in ceremony.

Mrs. Flores is one of three Manson School Board Members who have served as WSSDA President. Ed Armbruster served one term in 1972 and Esther Stefaniw served two terms from 1991-93. WSSDA is an organization that represents 1,447 school board members across the state, the highest group of elected officials in Washington.

Mrs. Flores has worked as a paraeducator, community liaison, a banking operations officer, a school district finance manager and an auditor for the state. Currently, Aurora is an academic counselor for the Omak School District in the WAVA program. She holds an AA in Business Administration from Reedley Community College and a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University and a M.ED in ESA Counseling from Heritage University. She is currently completing doctoral work at Grand Canyon University. In 2015 she was appointed by Governor Inslee to serve on the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Mrs. Flores is very involved in her community as well. She has chaired Manson Apple Blossom, is a member of Business and Professional Women, is a past member of the Washington State School Director’s Multi-Cultural Advocacy Team and is currently serving on the Lake Chelan Hospital Foundation

Aurora and her husband Balentin moved to Manson in 1987. They raised four children in the valley all whom attended Manson Schools.

  • Gabe and his wife Sandra own and operate Valley Fitness in Chelan;

  • Ann Marie is a teacher in the Manson Schools and her husband Andy is a surveyor for Pinnacle Surveying;

  • Jaime manages a construction company, Property Solutions and his wife Kristy works for McLean Real Estate;

  • Valerie works for Lacy Kane and Kube – Attorneys in Wenatchee

She also has six grandchildren all living in North Central Washington.

Congratulations Aurora!

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