"Teaching Students How to Think, not What to Think"

Who we are: The Washington Future Problem Solving Program, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, helps provide opportunities for students to develop 21st Century skills. WA FPS was one of the earlier affiliate programs in the 44 year existence of the Future Problem Solving Program International. As a chartered affiliate, the Washington Affiliate provides the infrastructure for young people (grades 4-12) in Washington and mentored regions to participate in the program, conducts training, and supports coaches.


The organization's day-to-day operations are overseen by the Affiliate Director and the Evaluation Director, who are governed by the Board of Directors.

Affiliate Director


Walla Walla SD Retiree

John Buissink

Evaluation Director

Ann Foreyt

Board President

2018-2020 Term

Bellevue SD

Michelle Gordon

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Board Vice President

2019-2021 Term

North River School

Kari Aldrich


Board Secretary

2018-2020 Term

Bellevue SD

Debby Benzinger

Board Treasurer

2019-2021 Term

Walla Walla SD Retiree

Gayl Buissink

Nomination Chair

Northshore SD

Matt Bohannan


Past President

Snohomish SD

Zan Peterson-Moens


Member at Large

Tekoa SD

Angie Rambo

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Member at Large

Snohomish SD

Kimberlee Spaetig-Peterson

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Member at Large

Bellingham SD

Melissa Cornelsen


Member at Large

Bellingham SD

Michaela Moritz

FPSPI Mission Statement:

To develop the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking.

501(c)(3) EIN: 91-1728780

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