Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Joe Van - District 3

Joe Van VP District 3









Term Expires 12/2025

District 3 

Joe Van is a 1995 graduate of Tyee High School, holds a degree in Administration of Justice from Highline College and is a graduate of the Des Moines Police Reserves Academy. He is employed as a Senior Regional Operations Manager at Owens & Minor, a global healthcare distribution company based in Richmond Virginia, where he manages teams across the nation that manufactures surgery kits for operating rooms. He has previous work experience as a senior warehouse manager for a local pharmaceutical company and in supply chain management.

Joe is active in a number of civic activities and is a soccer coach and referee. He lives in Sea Tac with his wife Leslee, also a Tyee graduate. Their three children are also Tyee alumni. Joe’s parents came to the U.S. from Vietnam, and Joe speaks fluent Vietnamese.

Joe is the school board vice-president and board liaison to Highline's Capital Facilities Advisory Committee, Capital Projects Oversight Committee, and the Highline Schools Foundation.