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Kent School District No. 415

Director District No. 2

Andy Carter

Andy Carter

12402 SE 218TH CT

KENT, WA 98031

(206) 349-7674

Education: B.S., International Business (Leadership Studies concentration), A.S., Marketing & Business Administration, Johnson & Wales University.
Occupation: Realtor. Mortgage Loan Originator.

I’m running for the Kent School Board because I know that KSD can do better for our children. As a parent, I want the best for my kids, which means I want the best for your kids, too. I believe we’ll see more successful students if we shift focus to students, staff, community.


Students are our #1 priority. We need to address the equity gap between schools, ensure safety, and create opportunities to learn and grow.


Staff are key to student success. KSD needs fair-paid, well-supported adults inside schools: teachers, para-educators, counselors, nurses, office staff, custodians, etc. We need to retain staff.


An involved community builds a healthy, well-functioning, thriving school environment. We need the community to trust KSD. After the bond failed, the community called for new board leadership. I want to be that change. I am deeply committed to ensuring KSD prioritizes student needs, fully supports all staff, and advocates for our community. Please visit my website to learn more about the ways I am already involved in our community, and to see my many endorsements, including from the Kent Education Association and Washington Education Association. I would be honored to earn your vote for school board director.

Meghin Margel

Meghin Margel

17410 SE 186TH WAY

RENTON, WA 98058

(206) 409-0744

Education: Executive MBA and Bachelor of Arts – University of Washington; Diploma – Kentridge High School
Occupation: Director of Consumer Lending, BECU; 3-decade career in financial services

As a Board Director, and parent of two KSD students, my goals remain to make Kent School District the best place for students to learn, educators to teach, and community to engage.  Since my appointment to the Board in September 2022, I worked tirelessly toward goals of stringent fiscal oversight and open communication. I prioritized expanding student voice, maintaining a sustainable fiscal balance sheet, equitable access and allocation of resources, and keeping excellent teachers.  My passion for quality public schools, nearly 30-years as a leader in the financial services industry, and education in business have led me to this role.   


I pledge to advocate for increased support for school safety, increased STEAM programing, more inclusive and robust Highly Capable programs, and increased extracurricular activities that enrich students’ learning experiences. Collaboration with parents, teachers, and administrators will be the foundation of my approach to address challenges and seize opportunities effectively. 


I am endorsed by the Mayor of Kent, 47th District Democrats, King County Council Chair Dave Upthegrove (D) and Vice-Chair Reagan Dunn (R), and many others. It takes all voices to make this a great district, and I want to continue to bring those voices and oversight to Kent School District.   

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