Friends of KSPS Board Member
Mark Anderson PhD
Dr. Mark Anderson is Associate Superintendent for School Support Services with Spokane Public Schools. Dr. Anderson is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of the school district's business operations to include direct supervision of directors for budget and finance, school construction and planning, property management and acquisition, facility maintenance and custodial services, purchasing and warehousing, safety and security, technology and information services, pupil transportation, student nutrition services, payroll, voice communications, and KSPS public television. As a member of the superintendent's senior staff, Dr. Anderson serves as the chief operations officer for the school district and as assistant secretary to the board of directors of Spokane Public Schools.
Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle Pacific University in 1973; a Masters degree from Central Washington University in 1977; and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Oregonin 1989. He started his career in education as a teacher in 1973 and has held various administrative posts throughout the State of Washington since 1978 to include school principal, curriculum director, and personnel director.
Anderson was hired in 1994 in Spokane Public Schools as assistant superintendent for human resources and promoted to his current associate superintendent position in 1998. Dr. Anderson has published several articles and monographs on leadership in school administration. In addition to serving on the Friends of KSPS Board, Anderson is a presenter for numerous community organizations and clubs. An accomplished pianist, Anderson is also a musical performer at various community events, including serving as the master of ceremonies for the School District’s Festival of the Arts concert featuring Spokane’s top high school musicians.