Federal Way Public Schools will soon be filling a vacancy on its school board following the resignation of one of its members Tuesday.
Liz Drake, District 3 representative, resigned from the board to care for family. She had been granted this summer an extended leave of absence from the board for the same reason. Drake was first elected in November 2015. Her term expires in 2019.
District spokesperson Kassie Swenson said, once the district policies are reviewed for proceeding, a plan and schedule will be developed to appoint someone to fill Drake’s position for the remainder of her term.
According to her FWPS biography, Drake is a retired teacher and administrator with a career that spans more than four decades in England and the United States. She has lived in Federal Way for nine years, according to the school district website, during which time she was the principal at Todd Beamer and Thomas Jefferson high schools. She retired in November 2014.