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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

August 6, 2013 Primary And Special Election

School, Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 410 
Director District No. 4



Stephen Kangas



Stephen Kangas


Education: Electronics Engineering undergraduate with additional earned credits intended toward a Masters in Business Administration.
Occupation: Former entrepreneur in hi-tech, now studying proven education reforms.

Statement:

Stephen Kangas brings skills, experience, and knowledge sorely needed by our school board at this time in its history.  Struggling to make further progress after rounds of teacher lay-offs, growing class sizes, unappealing school construction bond failures, and a reputation better known for sports than academics, we need our school board to set priorities which demonstrate commitment foremost to great teachers, smaller classes, better learning support and safety for our kids, while showing taxpaying voters capital bond proposals that make better sense so they’ll be approved.   I have a strong business background with budgets larger than the district, involving strategic planning, marketing, and STEM areas.  15 years attending school board meetings, volunteering in our schools, previously on Mountain View School board and the boards of other non-profit & for-profit organizations, active community volunteer, with 2 children attending our schools.  Learn more at KangasForSchools.comUpgrade our school board!

 



For more information:

43916 SE 144TH LN
NORTH BEND, WA 98045
(425) 503-9876
stephen@kangas.com
www.KangasForSchools.com

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G. Scott Hodgins



G. Scott Hodgins


Education: Masters in Business Administration, Engineering Management and Technology
Occupation: Manager of Business Development; Project and Construction Management

Statement:

For the past four years, I have strived to bring our educational community together on several initiatives to improve teaching and learning including a strategic plan to achieve our educational objectives, a capital facilities plan to improve our schools for 21st century learning, and a system to measure and track student performance. With my professional background in school construction and 18 years as a citizen volunteer, I have the leadership and experience necessary to see these initiatives through.  

 

I have lived in the Snoqualmie Valley since 1988.  My wife, an educator in the District, and I have two children; one a graduate of Mt. Si High School, and one entering the freshman campus in 2013. Education is an enormous part of our lives. I look forward to continue working together with my board colleagues, Dan, Carolyn, Geoff, and Tavish, to provide a safe and successful learning experience for our students.



For more information:

13036 459TH AVE SE
NORTH BEND, WA 98045
(425) 208-2005
gscott.hodgins@comcast.net


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Marci Busby



Marci Busby


Education: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapy.
Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant

Statement:

We get one chance to educate the young people entrusted to our schools.  I take that responsibility very seriously. I love serving the families of our community.  We must keep the conversation on the kids. Curriculum choices must advance ALL students. I strive to empower and trust the educational professionals in our district.  Facilities that develop the potential of students must drive the discussion on buildings and capacity.  My priorities in order:  Students-Professionals- Capacity.  Over 23 years of experience in PTSAs, SVCN Board, and the School Board have given me a unique perspective and multiple layers of experience.  As a single mother, I know the struggles of a family balancing life with the responsibilities of parenthood.  I also know that in spite of difficulties, with cooperation, hard work and proper support we can help each student in our care reach their potential. 



For more information:

42983 SE 170TH CT
NORTH BEND, WA 98045
(425) 888-3675
busbyforkids@gmail.com
www.busbyforkids.com

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David Spring



David Spring


Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Science Education, Washington State University; Master’s Degree, Child Development, University of Washington
Occupation: Director, College in the Clouds; Parent of Middle School student.

Statement:

Our children deserve the highest quality education with experienced teachers in every classroom.  While there are many things right about our schools, there are also many problems which have been ignored for too long.

 

Our high school students should have the opportunity for four full years at a comprehensive high school. Freshmen should not be isolated far from the main campus -where they are deprived of important courses and enrichment activities. This will only increase the dropout rate in our school district –which is already the highest dropout rate of any Eastside school district.

 

Our Middle School students should not be subjected to severely over-crowded middle schools merely to leave twenty empty classrooms at our high school. Our students need smaller classes, more teachers and fewer administrators.

 

I ask for your vote so we can reopen Snoqualmie Middle School, hire more teachers, lower class sizes and increase our graduation rate.



For more information:

49006 SE 115TH ST
NORTH BEND, WA 98045
(425) 876-9149
david@springforschools.org
www.springforschools.org

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