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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 6, 2013 Primary And Special Election

School, Federal Way School District No. 210 
Director District No. 4

Carol Gregory

Education: Bachelor of Education, University of Washington, post graduate work at several universities
Occupation: Director, Burst for Prosperity, an initiative of Children’s Home Society


I am running for Federal Way School Board because I am passionate about sharing my extensive educational background and experience to ensure that all children get the   education necessary to contribute to a global society.


The next few years will require very important decisions to be made by the Federal Way School Board. As our economy diversifies we must take crucial steps to prepare children for jobs of the future. I have the knowledge and resolve to help make significant   decisions that lead to positive educational results for children and our economy.


I have a unique wealth of experience; as a teacher and administrator in the Northshore and Highliine School Districts, a policymaker at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and proud grandparent of a recent graduate from Federal Way High School, attending the University of Washington, and two other children who are currently enrolled in Federal Way schools.


I will work diligently to connect the resources in the community to the schools, and to build bridges between schools, families, community, civic and employer partners, underscoring the power of working together to support tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information:

P.O. BOX 3087
(253) 946-5527


Kenneth Lance Barton

Education: BS, Management Information Systems; MBA, University of New Haven; Master’s Certificate -- Advanced Project Management
Occupation: Project Manager, The Boeing Company, Commercial Airplane Services


My friends call me Lance. I am a husband, father, and grandfather; a former Marine, disabled veteran, and cancer survivor; a once-ASE-certified Automotive Technician, a currently-PMI-certified Project Management Professional, and a life-long learner who is presently earning a PhD in Information Assurance and Security. I volunteer with the Washington Department of Wildlife, the Boeing Employees Veterans Association, and I serve on the Board of Directors of a 501c(4). In my first job I was a cowboy in eastern Washington, and I once was in charge of the Weapons Control Systems for the F117 stealth fighter, but my favorite job ever is raising my 12-year-old eighth-grader to be a mighty man of God. I have worked half-way around the world and back, and it is good to be home. My family and I attend Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Moines. I submit to you a leader who knows the true meaning of grace, and I would be honored to have your vote.

For more information:

AUBURN, WA 98001
(253) 486-3305


Medgar Wells

Education: B.S. (Alcorn State University); M.Ed. (City University); Doctoral student in Educational Leadership (Seattle University)
Occupation: Principal of Overcomer Academy; Career Direct Consultant.


It is my belief that the primary goal of education is to ensure all children are given equal opportunities to maximize their unique gifts and talents. Over the years I have learned this goal requires hard work, accountability, dedication and a strong belief that every child is capable of achieving success.


I have served in public schools as an elementary teacher, high school assistant principal, elementary and middle school principal, and assistant superintendent. In 2004 I was recognized by OSPI for my leadership in closing the achievement gap while a principal in Seattle.


I am a tireless advocate for education, which is why I make time to volunteer at King County correctional facilities teaching employability skills to young offenders.  I also teach employment classes at my church.


I am seeking election to The Federal Way School Board because I understand that our children are the most valuable asset our community has.  My focus will be on safety, academic excellence, parental engagement, increased graduation rates and the global education needed in today’s society. When making decisions as a board director, I will always ask the question: “What would I want for my own two children?”


Thank you for your vote.

For more information:

P.O. BOX 4942
(206) 465-5488