I am a Puget Sound native, earned a Biology Degree from the UW and currently am a graduate student at the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. My son is a sophomore at the Mountlake Terrace High School STEM program, I am a PTA member, school volunteer and my candidacy for Edmonds School Board was recently endorsed by the Edmonds Education Association.
I am fortunate to have experiences ranging from fieldwork in the wilds of Alaska to the hearing rooms in Olympia. As a biologist I worked for NMFS/NOAA on fisheries management and by-catch assessment in Alaska. I returned to Washington to raise a family and run our family general contracting business. I also volunteered with the Seattle Aquarium. I am actively involved in local boards: Shoreline Solar Project, 32nd District Democrats, Snohomish County Human Rights Commission, Washington Women’s Council and lobby for sound policy decisions both in the community and in Olympia.
I currently own and operate a small consulting firm, work as a substitute para-educator and am a member of the Edmonds School District Strategic Directions Committee.
I was excited when the Edmonds School Director, District 1 position opened. My family shares values that emphasized getting a solid education and giving back to society. I follow these values in my professional, personal and family life and that is what I want to do on the School Board.
- Our community is stronger when members participate in the decisions that affect their lives.
- Democracy thrives through a public education system that rewards excellent teachers who understand and work with the individual child to help each of them reach their full potential. There are multiple pathways to success and we must ensure that all children have access to the path that best suits their individual needs.
- High stakes testing does not historically support academic rigor, recognize or develop the interests and abilities of each student.
- I bring a depth of experience and a fresh lens to the policy decisions on the Edmonds school board. I will take great care to provide skilled, informed oversight while serving on the board.
I would appreciate your support of my candidacy and your vote.
Vote by November 3rd!