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Chuck Namit is an education and non-profit consultant, who developed Values Governance®, and provides facilitation, board self-assessment, CEO and superintendent evaluation, board and CEO development, strategic thinking, and services to education and community organizations.


Chuck Namit’s Background

Chuck Namit is in his fifth term as a member of the North Thurston Public Schools Board of Directors.  He has trained board members across the country and in Washington state in governance, education reform, strategic planning, change, implementing continuous improvement in schools, community engagement, and online learning.

Chuck developed a multi-level, integrated school board curriculum for first-term through experienced board members. He was trained by John Carver in Policy Governance at his Advanced Academy. He has taught at the community college level and served as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University for online learning. Chuck has trained municipal employees in supervision and management. He was on the faculty of the National School Board Association Boot Camp for new board members.

Chuck received the NSBA's 2006 Shannon Award for excellence and innovation in school board training. Chuck developed and managed a 14-member cadre of board development and governance trainers, as the Assistant Executive Director for the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) for fifteen years.


Chuck Namit's Services

• 1993 - Present    North Thurston Public School - Director

• 1993 - Present    Thurston Regional Planning Council

• 2009 - 2018        Washington State School Directors'                                 Association

• 2007 - 2010         Washington Education School Foundation                             

• 2004 - 2007         Washington Society of Association Executives 


Chuck Namit's Education

University of Puget Sound, M.B.A. Management, Marketing and Human Resources,1978-1980

Michigan State University, M.A. in Communication (School of Journalism), Thesis: UAW and GM Attitudes Toward the 1970 Strike, 1970-1972

Oregon State University, M.Ed  Worked in the Portland School District as a teacher in the National Teacher Corps; assigned to the Model Schools Program, 1967-1969

Portland State University, B.S. American History, with a minor in Political Science (Interest in lobbying); involved with the Campus Christian Community and led the organization as the student president, 1963-1966