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Vashon Island School District No. 402

Director Position No. 3

Martha Woodard

Martha Woodard


VASHON, WA 98070

(206) 463-1646

Education: History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, History, University of Washington, Seattle
Occupation: retired teacher

Public education is the bedrock of our society. As a teacher at Vashon Island High School for thirty-three years, I have seen educational trends come and go, but the core mission to provide high-quality education for all students remains the same.


A perennial challenge is funding, mostly due to how our state allocates money. As the former negotiator for the Vashon Education Association, I am well acquainted with this issue. It is the Board’s duty to be fiscally responsible. This requires careful consideration, intense listening, and to gather information from the people affected by the School Board’s decisions.


I recognize that our District faces new challenges due to economic, technological, and social change. I strive to be open minded, without a preconceived agenda, to work hard, and do my best. Endorsed by: Vashon Education Association Council, National Women's Political Caucus

Angela Marshall

Angela Marshall


VASHON, WA 98070

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Washington University
Occupation: Deputy Director, King County Office of Labor Relations

Leadership requires difficult decisions. Vashon needs its school board directors to lead with principled and defensible decisions. I will do that. 


We have seen district leadership, with acceptance of the board, operate in an unaccountable manner by sweeping serious issues under the rug, leaving problems deeply unresolved. Misplaced priorities, secrecy, and risk aversion at the expense of our children’s safety and education has fostered a deep mistrust of our institution.  I have experience and leadership skills required to effectuate tangible improvements. Change is needed when inequities, policy violations, or impactful budgetary constraints arise. I can make difficult decisions and recognize when challenging the status quo is needed.   


I’m an experienced manager, labor relations professional, public servant, and mother of two children in the district who is willing to be accountable and transparent in my actions, to represent the interests of, and commitment to, educators, students, and families.

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