The Vancouver Public Schools board of directors selected Nada Wheelock to fill the board seat vacated by Mari Greves following her retirement. Wheelock will take the oath of office at the Feb. 10 school board meeting.
Upon learning of her appointment, Wheelock said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the school board, district, teachers, staff and community partners on behalf of Vancouver children and families. Thank you to Mari Greves for her 20 years of service on the board and for being a role model on how to give a voice to all stakeholders.”
At a special board meeting on Jan. 28, the board voted to appoint Wheelock following five candidate interviews. A sixth candidate removed herself from consideration, citing her professional obligations.
Wheelock has a history of volunteering in the school district and the community. Currently she serves on the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors and its marketing and development and mentoring committees. She also participates in district parent-teacher associations and booster clubs and serves as a lunch buddy. Wheelock’s two children attend district schools.
Wheelock holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago. She has professional experience in marketing and consulting and has worked in Massachusetts for EMC Corporation, Contact Networks and Fidelity Investments. Wheelock co-founded the Tuck Nonprofit Fund at the Tuck School of Business, and served as a consultant to the SPOON Foundation, a Portland-based organization that works globally to improve nutrition for orphaned, fostered and adopted children.