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Tahoma School District 409

Director District 5

Valerie Paganelli

Valerie Paganelli

PO Box 383

Hobart, WA 98025

(206) 301-0608

Education: Bachelor’s Business Administration – Economics, Boise State University; Credentialed Actuary, Society of Actuaries and IRS
Occupation: Consulting Actuary (since 1993); Financial Advisor (2017)

I’ve been proud to serve as a member of the Tahoma School District (TSD) Bond Levy Oversight Committee (2014-present) representing taxpayers’ investment in expanding school capacity. Heroic taxpayer support of TSD education also spawned a curriculum that boosts the blueprint of our Future Ready vision and mission.


However, TSD is at another inflection point.


Now is the time to ensure our facilities and programs produce the best results and truly inspire our students to engage in lifelong learning. This requires: ongoing diligence, smart spending and collaborative oversight; openness to change with the community; listening to our students and educators; partnering with our district and state leadership.


My demonstrated successes in fiscal management, visionary Board service, effective change management, inspirational community activism, and lifelong school and youth program volunteerism are indicative of the skills and passion required to serve TSD successfully.


I would be honored to have your vote.


Thank you!

Fletcher Barkdull

Fletcher Barkdull

24801 240th Lane SE

Maple Valley, WA 98038

(206) 658-5719

Education: BA in Economics and Business, EWU; JD from Seattle University
Occupation: Director of Contracts, Europe Region, The Boeing Company

I am running to serve on the Tahoma School Board to ensure that our children receive the best education in the most efficient way possible.


My family moved to Maple Valley primarily because of the quality education provided by Tahoma schools, and I intend to continue the tradition of an excellent education.


As a father of six (ages 3 to 14), I will be personally vested in Tahoma schools for many years. Unfortunately, the Board lacks adequate representation of families with younger children. With children at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels, I am uniquely qualified to provide that representation.


Moreover, as the sole provider for a large family, I understand the economic challenges facing families. I will utilize my education and business experience to pursue efficiencies, looking to return unnecessary costs back to the taxpayer.


I look forward to the opportunity to serve Tahoma families.

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