"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.

John Buissink

Affiliate Director


Walla Walla SD Retiree

Ann Foreyt

Evaluation Director

Michelle Gordon

Board President


Bellevue SD

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Kari Beyer

Board Vice President

2019-2021 Term

North River School


Debby Benzinger

Board Secretary

2020-2024 Term

Bellevue SD

Gayl Buissink

Board Treasurer

2019-2021 Term

Walla Walla SD Retiree

Matt Bohannan

Nomination Chair

2018-2022 Term

Northshore SD


Zan Peterson-Moens

Past President

2020-2024 Term

Snohomish SD


Angie Rambo

Member at Large

2019-2021 Term

Tekoa SD

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Kimberlee Spaetig-Peterson

Member at Large

2019-2022 Term

Snohomish SD

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Melissa Cornelsen

Member at Large

2019-2023 Term

Bellingham SD


Michaela Moritz

Member at Large

2019-2021 Term

Bellingham SD

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

© 2019 by WA FPS