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Kent School District No. 415

Director District No. 5

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

26121 Woodland Way S

Kent, WA 98030

(253) 854-1895

Education: Masters of Arts in American Studies, Pepperdine Univ. 1982 Bachelors in Education, Seattle Univ. 1968
Occupation: Retired

School Board decisions post COVID19 will be crucial as we assess needed changes, consider areas where improvement is needed, and incorporate lessons learned from remote instruction during the pandemic. Class sizes and the need to support instruction at home for everyone created challenges for students and staff this year, exposing differences in learning barriers faced by our diverse student population. Keeping students and staff safe is a primary goal requiring policies which reflect the latest science. The public has been supportive of the district technology programs expanded when I previously served as a school board member, and I support continuing our partnership with Green River College in technology education.

My educational career as a Kentridge High School teacher and ten years of teaching at area community colleges has taught me what teachers need from administration to be effective in their jobs. Previous elected service on the Kent School District Board of Directors, Green River College Board of Directors, and Kent City Council 
taught me the challenges administrations face and the importance of sustaining programs and tracking expenditures of large public budgets. I believe my experience prepares me to serve you well as on Kent School Board. I appreciate your vote!

Sara Franklin

Sara Franklin

10605 SE 240TH ST #653

KENT, WA 98031

(206) 856-8098

Education: High School Graduate
Occupation: King County Government; Community Volunteer

I have been an active volunteer in Kent. My time serving in the community, the message is clear families, parents, guardians and students want their voices heard. As a board member I will work hard to ensure we have real accountability, transparency and actual results for Kent families. We need to put politics aside and get back to focusing on our kids.

Educational barriers have long been known, but the impacts of pandemic has revealed we still have work to do in providing a quality education in both a virtual and classroom setting. We have the opportunity to listen, lead and help our students achieve academic success.

As a parent, I stand side by side with all of you in wanting what is the best for our kids and their future. I have fought over the years to advocate for education equity and the selection of the next superintendent will be critical on how we lead the District.

I serve on the State Commission on African American Affairs, volunteer with KentHope, the Greater Kent Historical Society, City of Kent Cultural Communities Board and Benson East/A Place to Live board member. I would be honored to earn your vote.

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