The School Board provides leadership and strategic direction in the area of policies and procedures that support the educational programs of the Bainbridge Island School District.
    There are five School Board Director Districts on Bainbridge Island and the Board Directors are elected from those areas.

    Current School Board Directors

     Mark Emerson  
    Board President
    Mark D. Emerson  
    Term: Through November 2025
    • Board Director District 5
    • Appointed May 2019; Elected November 2019; Re-elected November 2021
    • Treasurer, Scout Troops 1564 & 1804, Bainbridge Island
    • Treasurer, Bainbridge Island Sportsmen's Club
    • Former Board member of United Way of Kitsap County
    • Owner, Focus on Work, LLC, an accounting/financial consultancy
    • Has three children who are all BISD graduates

    Board Vice President
    Kelly Cancialosi
    Term: Through November 2027   

    • Board Director District 1
    • Appointed April 2023; Elected November 2023
    • Kelly is a corporate attorney and owns her own legal practice. 
    • She has been an active volunteer within the BISD community and served on various PTO Boards.
    • Has one student enrolled in BISD schools
    Sanjay Pal  
    Board Director
    Sanjay Pal
    Term: Through November 2027
    • Board Director District 3
    • Elected November 2019; Re-elected 2023
    • Has two children enrolled in BISD schools
     Robert Cromwell
    Board Director  
    Robert Cromwell 
    Term: Through November 2025     
    • Board Director District 2
    • Appointed April 2021; Elected November 2021
    • Works for Seattle City Light, where he is responsible for energy efficiency and related programs.
    • Served on the Washington State Ferry Advisory Committee
    • Has one child who is a BISD graduate 

    Evan Saint-Clair
    Board Director
    Evan Saint Clair
    Term: Through November 2027   

    • Board Director District 4
    • Appointed March 2023; Elected November 2023
    • Evan has a degree in conflict resolution from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 
    • Taught in a rural school in Bangalore, India
    • Worked for Horizons for Homeless Children in Boston
    • Has two students enrolled in BISD schools