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Shoreline School District 412

Director District 5

Sara Betnel

Sara Betnel

PO Box 65121

Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 486-9855

Education: MFA in Theatre Education from Boston University, Bachelor of Arts from UW, Project Management Professional
Occupation: Principal of Reveal Communications; Educator; PTA Council Legislative Chair

As a mother and educator, I know how every child is unique and being partners in their education is one of the most important ways we help them become their best selves. As an advocate, I’ve witnessed how decisions best support the community when all voices are heard. As a business owner, I know how clear goals are the key to a well-managed budget.


As a board member, I will work to improve District transparency; engage the full community in decision-making; improve equity and inclusion in all areas; increase support for a diverse staff; lower class sizes; improve accountability; address bullying and mental health needs; and responsibly care for our financial and environmental resources, so our students and community thrive and succeed together. I would be grateful for your vote.


Endorsements include: 32nd & 46th Democrats; National Women’s Political Caucus; Shoreline Councilmember Betsy Robertson; LFP Councilmembers Phillippa Kassover, Semra Riddle.

Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham

P.O. Box 55812

Shoreline, WA 98155

(206) 255-0474

Education: Bachelor of Science, Society & Justice, University of Portland; Studied for Master’s Degree, Seattle University.
Occupation: Capital Campaign Director, Imagine Children’s Museum (Everett)

Education’s always been an important part of Joe’s life.  His father was a school superintendent; his mom taught music. Joe was raised on Native American reservations and in Central America: he’s dedicated his life to understanding today’s education. 


Joe will make sure Shoreline Schools get their fair share of state school funding, ensuring we get the funds to recruit and maintain quality teachers (including more diverse teachers). His Kindering experience will help us reduce costs in our schools by making early intervention our priority. His County Council staffing experience will help us with practical aspects of reviewing policy and implementation -- much needed on our School Board. His first-hand experience comes from raising two kids through Shorecrest Schools.


Joe is your best choice for the School Board. A longtime leader with the Children's Campaign Fund, Joe was also appointed to the Governor’s Committee on Employment & Disabilities.


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