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As an Early Childhood Educator and proud member of our community, I’m committed to making our schools exceptional.  I’m running for school board because I believe in the value of public education. I want to work with teachers, parents and the community to ensure Puyallup School District students receive the world-class education they deserve. I promise that I will make every effort to prepare our students for the workforce of the ever-changing global economy and have the tools to be ready for college.

My education, background and years of experience as an educator, and Board Member for Washington Childcare Centers Association have given me the tools to advocate on behalf of educators, students and families.  As a successful business operator, I understand the realities of working with a budget, and will ensure that PSD spends our taxpayer money wisely.

If elected, I’ll diligently work toward bridging the gap between our beloved teachers and an administration that will give them the materials, funding and support that they need and deserve to give our students the best education possible.

News

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 AM

Tensions Run High at Puyallup School Board Meeting

The Puyallup School Board defended Puyallup School District Superintendent Tim Yeomans at a tense meeting on April 22, less than a week after 1,700 teachers and district employees voted no confidence in him.

Read more here: https://www.thenewstribune.com/latest-news/article229585504.html#storylink=cpy


Monday, April 22, 2019 12:00 AM

Puyallup Teachers want the Superintendent out, give no confidence vote

Puyallup educators have voted no confidence in Superintendent Dr. Tim Yeomans. Possible teacher layoffs and a state funding mess are fueling the fight over leadership.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Friction over tax cuts boils over in Puyallup.

Puyallup teachers cast a vote of no confidence in the superintendent Tuesday night, citing frustrations over position eliminations and lack of communication.
Puyallup Education Association members voted 90 percent no confidence in Superintendent Tim Yeomans, with 96 percent member participation, or about 1,100 educators.
“We say Superintendent Yeomans has got to go,” PEA President Karen McNamara stated in a video streaming live from the union’s meeting on Tuesday.
McNamara said that Yeomans has refused to meet one-on-one with educators and “blames us for the proposed budget cuts and staffing reductions.”

Read more here: https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article229373604.html#storylink=cpy


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