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Shoreline School District No. 412

Director District No. 5

Sara Betnel

Sara Betnel

PO BOX 55022


(206) 486-9855

Education: MFA in Theatre Education, Boston University; BA in Drama, University of Washington
Occupation: Online Communications Strategist/Developer; Parent of two Shoreline Schools students

It has been my deepest honor and privilege to serve our community during some of our district’s biggest challenges as well as important moments of progress.


Through this term I’ve learned the legal, financial, contractual, and organizational structures that make our district work. I’ve sought diverse perspectives, visited our schools, engaged with our full school community, listened deeply, then applied insights and understanding gained to respond to needs, address disparities, and improve outcomes for our students; notably, by expanding our district’s legislative advocacy, resulting in significant increases in special education funding, more inclusive learning, and expanded dual credit options.


We have important work ahead as we continue to navigate the personal and academic impacts from the pandemic alongside ongoing budget challenges. I’m committed to partnering with students, families, staff, and community to create a shared way forward with clear guidance, communication, and accountability. I would be grateful for your vote.


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