Meet our Board Members
Ronda Litzenberger, Chair to the Board / WIAA Representative
Board member Ronda Litzenberger is a lifelong resident of Eatonville. She started her school career at Weyerhaeuser Elementary and graduated from Eatonville High School. She left Eatonville briefly to attend Tacoma Community College, then Brigham Young University to study economics, returning to the area to work in the real estate field as a title examiner and limited practice officer.
Ronda has celebrated a silver wedding anniversary with husband Rowland and the two have five children. The oldest three, Stefan, Kyle and Annie have all followed in their mother’s footsteps and attended BYU. Stefan, with a degree in biology/chemistry, is on the path to becoming a doctor. His hope is to practice in a rural community. Kyle studied finance and Annie majored in biology and is currently teaching at Eatonville High School. The two youngest daughters Sarah and Andrea are attending the Eatonville District schools.
Ronda currently teaches Pilates and strength training circuit classes, but her true focus is family and community and she exemplifies the volunteer spirit with her work. In addition to serving on the ESD Board of Directors for over seven years, she is involved in Boy Scouts and the Youth Council of her church, organizes a girls summer camp every year and plays a major part in the 9/11 National Day of Service. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Ronda’s passion for education keeps her motivated in her board position and she is happy to be serving in an innovative district. In her opinion, the " Strong Schools= Strong Community" connection that is fostered in Eatonville benefits all involved!
Ronda Litzenberger, Chair to the Board, WIAA Representative
PO Box 850
Roger Andrascik, Assistant Chair
Roger Andrascik has lived in the Eatonville area since 2002. In November 2015, he retired after 37 years with National Park Service. His last assignment was nearly 14 years as the Chief Natural and Cultural Resources at Mount Rainier National Park supervising the biological, physical science, historical and archeological staff. His previous assignments have taken him to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument in Colorado; Curecanti National Recreation Area, also in Colorado; Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota; and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
Roger and his wife Karen, who’s a retired Eatonville Elementary School teacher, were married in 1981 and have two children. Sean is a 2008 graduate of Eatonville High School and a 2012 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. He is currently Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hannah graduated from Eatonville High School in 2011 and a 2015 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University. She works seasonally with the National Park Service. Both participated as students in ASB, athletics and extra-curricular activities while at EHS. Sean served as the Student Representative to the Eatonville School Board.
Roger graduated from Grossmont High School in La Mesa, CA, and earned his B.S. in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.
Roger has been actively involved in Eatonville community functions such as, school bond and levy committees, Relay for Life Committee, EYSA Softball Coach, and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Council and as youth group leader. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sea kayaking. He volunteers as a Nisqually Stream Steward. He is on the Nisqually Land Trust Board and a member of the National Parks Conservation Association Regional Council.
Roger has served as a Director since 2010 and currently serves as Board’s Assistant Chairman. He previously served a period of three years as the Board’s State legislative representative.
Roger Andrascik - Assistant Chair
170 Dow Ridge Dr.
Eatonville, WA 98328
Jeff Lucas, Director / Legislative Representative
Member Jeff Lucas was appointed to the Eatonville School Board in April of 2012 to replace a retiring member and elected to the remainder of that term in November 2013. However Jeff is not a newcomer to Eatonville. Jeff has spent most of his life in the area, attending Eatonville schools, starting in fourth grade and graduating from Eatonville High, where he enjoyed participating in band and football. After graduating in 1988, Jeff headed off to WSU to study history and political science, with the intent to teach. After returning to Eatonville, however, his career took a different direction. Jeff is currently a fire fighter/paramedic with the East Pierce Fire and Rescue in Bonney Lake.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys family time with wife Corrine (also an Eatonville native; the two went to school together), and his daughter and son. The Lucas’ enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, boating, hiking Mount Rainier and tent camping from Washington to British Columbia.Family time also includes volunteering at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School where Jeff’s son and daughter attend. Jeff and Corrine are very active with WES PTA.
The jump to board member was natural for Jeff with his interest in education and long history in Eatonville. During his tenure on the board he hopes to develop a focus on legislative issues affecting education. Jeff now serves as the boards Legislative Representative and has made connections with local legislators. Jeff does an excellent job communicating information about the unique needs of districts like Eatonville. (Those with low populations, but which encompass a large area.) He is actively involved in communicating what’s really needed and let's the Legislature know how current legislation impacts the district.
Jeff noted that Superintendent Bahr and the other board members have been fabulous to work with.
Jeff Lucas - Director, Legislative Representative
PO Box 1094
Eatonville, WA 98328
Paulette Gilliardi, Director
Paulette has lived her entire life in the little town of Elbe, nestled in the foothills at the base of Mt. Rainier. Forty-eight years ago she married Bill Gilliardi and together they raised four children who are now successfully pursuing their own pathways.
Paulette attended Columbia Crest Elementary and graduated from Eatonville High School in 1962. Bill and Paulette have owned and operated Gilliardi Logging & Construction Inc. for over 42 years and have been through all the many ups and downs that are part of a family owned business. Their son, Chad, is now the principle owner of their company, after having worked in the business with them for over 15 years.
During the years Paulette was raising her children, she was active as a volunteer in the schools, served as a bible study leader with Bible Study Fellowship, and served as Children's Ministry Teacher and Treasurer at their small county church. In 1985 she was a chaperone for Eatonville's Daffodil princess who happened to be her daughter, Shannon. She continued with the Daffodil Festival and went from chaperone to three years as Queen Mother, in charge of the royal court. For over 20 years Paulette attended and kept stats and scorebook for junior high and high school basketball. She served on the school board for 10 years, leaving in 1998 and returned to serve in 2008.
In her spare time she loves to read and have coffee or lunch with friends. What Paulette enjoys most is spending time with her kids and her wonderful and energetic grandchildren.
Liza Klumpar, Director
Liza Klumpar was appointed to the Eatonville School Board of Directors on October 12, 2016. Mrs. Klumpar is the Chief Technology Officer for the Franklin Pierce
School District. Most of Liza’s nineteen years in education involve her career as an educational technology leader.
Liza enjoys engaging in service activities involving local education, her personal community, as well as the professional community. At Franklin Pierce Schools, she provides leadership, direction, and expertise in technological innovation. Outside of the district, she is committed to maintaining and strengthening her community. She volunteers her time to various committees and community events with a variety of organizations. Mrs. Klumpar is an active participant in neighborhood events that promote public education. She has also been hand selected by various national technology conference committees to present, or be a panelist advocating for technology innovation in K-12 organizations.
Born in the Philippines, Liza Klumpar is a native Tagalog speaker. She did her undergraduate work at Saint Martin’s University, where she majored in Computer Science. She and her husband, Travis, have one sixth grade child attending Eatonville Middle School. Liza’s hobbies include hiking, running, camping, and watching her son play youth sports.
Liza Klumpar - Director
4005 324th St. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328