Issues We face

No Future Vision

Current board is missing a vision for next 15 to 20 years. Kid who is in elementary school now will get first job after 20 years in school. Without a future vision, the Board is lacking action today. Let’s work together and prepare our kids for tomorrow!

A.P. Classes

High School does not offer AP classes kids need for college admissions and success in science, technology, math & engineering.

Bus Transportation

Over-crowded buses, poor management and driver hiring practices, bus driver strikes.

My Promise?

Bring new perspectives: I will bring fresh thoughts and ideas to shake up the status quo.

Attend all meetings: We are a decision-making body and can not repeatedly miss meetings like my opponent has done. He missed 24 meetings out of 48. I will attend all meetings.

Work with everyone and create Student -focused Board: I feel some board members are not students-focused, rather are behaving as individuals. I will work with the Superintendent, Teachers, Principals, and other Board members to create a Student-focus Action Plan.

Future long-term vision: I will help pave a path for our students to be successful for years to come.

Participate in outside competitions: I will encourage our teachers and parents to think beyond the District box and aim for state/national achievement in challenging competitions like spelling bees, science balls, and robotics fairs.

Promote diversity and stop bullying: I will help promote diversity and stop bullying in schools by encouraging kids to think beyond race, gender, nationality, color or origin.

Improve quality of classrooms: I will work diligently and creatively to make sure our kids have the classroom conditions they need, including updated technology.

Best use of all resources from state:  We are not pursuing all the help we could get from Washington State government, and I will devote my time and energy to securing these resources for Steilacoom Historic School District.

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Endorsement

1. Penelope Lacy – DuPont Realty & Property Management

2. DuPont Police Association

3. SoundView Uniserv Council (Teachers Association)

4. DuPont Mayor Michael Courts

5. DuPont Pharmacy - Jim Perrou

6. Curtis Brake – DuPont

7. Dawn Smith – Home Team DuPont / Steilacoom School district former Board member

8. Shawna Gasak - Dupont City Council member

10. Christine Kilduff – Washington State Representative (pierce County – 28th LD)

11. Kristine Fallstone – A Gold Star Mother, DuPont

12. Ray & Debbie Conn - DuPont

13. JBLM – DRGL Kul Garg (Retired Major - USAF)

14. Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius & Sharon Winesberry, Jr - Steilacoom

15. Jonathan T Harris – Steilacoom School District former Board member

16. Yoshie Wong – Steilacoom School District former Board member

17. Mary Verner – Former Mayor of Spokane

18. James C Baglio - Sergeant First Class (Retired)

19. Ming & Jan Bacon - Dupont

20. Linda Isenson - Steilacoom