RE-ELECT William Shaw for School Board
Experience and Leadership - ''keep Bill onboard''

About the Candidate

I work as research professor at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, California (since moving our family to Anacortes for my wife’s job I have telecommuted to continue work with my NPS research team and with national and international colleagues). I grew up near Philadelphia,  have a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Princeton and a Ph.D in oceanography from MIT. My wife, Erika, who grew up in eastern Washington, is also a researcher in the fields of ocean physics/engineering and is a professor at Western Washington University.

We have two children in the Anacortes schools – Henry is a sophomore at AHS and Ginny in the 8th grade at AMS. 


Both Erika and I are the product of public schools and from families who believe that public schools make citizens and community. I have dedicated a great deal of my life to public service by commitment to education by serving on a director on school boards both here and in Monterey, CA. 


I will be working out at sea during much of September and all of October leading up to the November election, thus missing much of campaign season. I hope my record on the school board demonstrates my willingness to work on tough decisions and to listen hard to the input of others in the community. Please feel free to contact other members of the school board  with questions about my decision making process and my past record.