Elected Experience: 2009-2017 Board Director Vancouver Public Schools. Twice awarded statewide Board of the Year. Received national awards for leadership, oversight, innovation. Ex-officio member, Foundation for Vancouver Schools. Elected PTA president multiple schools, awarded for leadership.
Other Professional Experience: Award-winning newspaper editor, reporter, supervisor. Graduate, Leadership Lake Oswego. Board service in education, advocacy, community. State, national training in budget oversight, data analytics.
Education: Graduate, Colorado State University, Political Science
Community Service: Junior Achievement volunteer, Lunch Buddy, tutor, fundraiser, organizer. Served on Principal Advisory Committees, School Improvement Committees, Strategic Planning. 4x volunteer puppy raiser Canine Companions for Independence. Oregon, Clark County food bank.
Statement: In this era of divisive politics, it’s important that our leaders put people first, safeguard our tax dollars, and deliver results for our community. An experienced leader, Kathy will work to deliver our community its fair share of the state budget and will always put people over politics.
We need to fix our roads and solve our transportation issues. We need to grow and diversify our local economy. We need to strengthen our local public schools. We need to support our small businesses, cut property taxes, increase transparency and accountability in Olympia. Kathy will deliver real results for us.