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Northshore School District 417

Director District 1

Brian M. Travis

Brian M. Travis

2005 185th PL SE

Bothell, WA 98012

(425) 877-1942

Education: AAS-T Emergency Management | Edmonds Community College | ATA – Business Management | Edmonds Community College
Occupation: 20+ years in customer service, 9+ years in hotel/hospitality industry.

Education is more than just teaching scientific facts, and information; Schools are where the foundations of a child’s character are laid, and must be the place in which the seeds of good citizenship and future civil order are planted. I support the creation Home Economics and ‘good neighbor/good citizen’ classes in which children regardless of gender, are taught everyday life skills such as cooking, food safety, and maintaining a home are taught at age appropriate stages.


Good citizenship classes will focus on teaching children good manners, common courtesy, social graces, the value of honesty, pride in quality workmanship, hard work, respect for their elders and civil authorities, and patriotism.


I support greater teacher freedom by calling for the elimination of (TPEP) the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program as well as significant administrative paperwork reduction for our already overworked teachers, and greater freedom in planning lessons and lesson content control.

Jacqueline McGourty

Jacqueline McGourty

20118 59th Ave SE

Snohomish, WA 98296

Education: BS; Biology, Chemistry; Univ. of Puget Sound. MS/PhD; Biochemistry/Cell/Molecular Biology, Northwestern Univ.
Occupation: Current; Scientific Consultant Previously: Biotechnology Industry Director, Analytical/Formulation Development

I am a 25-year resident of the Northshore School District and I am passionate about public education. My own public school teachers gave me the drive to succeed and to open doors for others, particularly for young women and underserved students in STEM and the Arts, to ensure equal opportunity for all.


My experience as a scientist and manager in the biotech industry gives me the management, budget, team-building, and troubleshooting skills to tackle the District’s present and future challenges.


All NSD students deserve the best education possible to achieve their maximum potential.   I pledge to support our teachers, parents, and schools to equip them to inspire every student.  I will be a strong, experienced advocate for equal access to the quality education our communities deserve.


I respectfully request your vote.


Endorsements include: NEA (Northshore teachers, paraeducators, school nurses); 1st, 45thLD Democrats; Senator Palumbo; Representatives Kloba, Stanford 

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