Board Members

Members of the Richland School Board are elected by our community to four-year terms.

Board members welcome your comments, concerns, and questions. The Board may direct your inquiry to the RSD administrator who is most knowledgeable about the subject. For direct messages to the Board, send an email to

Kari Williams

Richland School Board Member Kari Williams

(509) 827-7454

Position Four - Term expires November 2023

Audra Byrd

Audra Byrd

Vice President
(509) 827-7459

Position One - Term expires November 2025

Rick Jansons

Richland School District Board Member Rick Jansons

(509) 528-3488

Position Two - Term expires November 2025

M. Semi Bird

M. Semi Bird

Legislative Representative
(509) 827-7457

Position Three - Term expires November 2023

Jill Oldson

Richland School District Board Member Jill Oldson

(509) 546-1303

Position Five - Term expires November 2023

Leif Carman

Leif Carman

Senior Student Board Representative
Richland High School

Karrin Wierzchowski

Karrin Wierzchowski

Junior Student Board Representative
Richland High School

Richland School Board Vision

“To become a regional center of academic excellence, where the unique characteristics and needs of all students are met and exceeded, to ensure their success.”

Richland School Board Mission

“To provide effective governance of the Richland School District through leadership, accountability, and transparency, while valuing the importance of student, family, and staff advocacy and engagement.”

Board Meetings

Richland School Board meetings are typically held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Interested community members are encouraged to attend.