Dr. Alison Brynelson
Dr. Alison Brynelson, Deputy Superintendent, joined the District in 1998 and has held six different leadership positions during this time including principal, executive director of secondary education, and assistant superintendent. She began her career in education 24 years ago as a middle school social studies and English teacher in the Bethel School District. Other professional experience includes dean of students, assistant principal, and director of student services. Dr. Brynelson has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, a master’s degree from University of Puget Sound, and a doctorate degree from Seattle Pacific University. She also holds an Administrative Certificate and a Superintendent Certificate.
Dr. Brynelson was raised on a small island in Southeast Alaska. She moved to Washington to attend Western and has remained a resident ever since. Dr. Brynelson’s husband, Bryan, has been teaching math to middle school students for over twenty years. Their daughters, Bailey Vegas and Ashlyn Nevada, both attend Mukilteo School District. Dr. Brynelson enjoys attending her children’s events, reading in the sun, and going to concerts.