Jack Foglesong was elected to the school board in 2019. He is a lifelong Quincy Valley resident who graduated from Quincy High School in 1976. In 1978, he received his A.A.S. (farm machinery), from Spokane Community College. He has spent over forty years, since 1979, working as a self-employed farmer. Jack has in-depth knowledge and insight of Quincy’s culture and an abundance of pride in the Quincy Valley and its public schools. His wife, Velma, graduated from Quincy High School in 1977; currently, she is a paraeducator at Quincy High School and has worked for Quincy School District since 2003. His son, Austin, also a graduate of Quincy High School, returned to Quincy in 2018 to begin work as an English teacher and enrichment specialist at Quincy High School.
Jack believes in giving back to his local community and has always supported his local community, including working as a volunteer firefighter for Grant County Fire District #3 for 29 years, a board member for Grant County Conservation District for 9 years, and a volunteer coach for Quincy High School Wrestling and Quincy Youth Wrestling for many years. Currently, Jack also serves as a board member for the George Community Hall in George, WA.
Jack believes in transparency and it is one of the reasons why he decided to serve on the Quincy School Board. One of his main goals is to ensure that the public is always informed and kept up to date of what is happening in Quincy’s schools. Jack also wants to help Quincy School District work to improve the areas of school safety, school climate, and school pride. He is passionate about building a strong and successful learning environment for students and district staff, as students work toward Quincy’s Promise and achieving their preferred futures. Jack believes that the opportunities for Quincy’s students are truly unlimited and seeing many of these students return to Quincy after furthering their high school education is something to celebrate.