As a retired math/science teacher from Mount Si High School, I appreciate Heather Munden championing many educational issues during her campaign for the open seat on the Snoqualmie City Council. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and has the most children per capita of any King County city or town. Because of this, I feel it is important for the city of Snoqualmie to partner with the Snoqualmie Valley School District in order to take advantage of the dedicated land within the city limits for future schools. This would alleviate the problem of so many Snoqualmie children continually commuting to neighboring communities in order to attend school. I was also happy to see that Heather supported giving Mount Si High School a height increase variation, so the SVSD board has more flexibility to maintain the current location of Snoqualmie schools —especially within the downtown core.
Heather is also an advocate of the community and technical college system, where she promotes a branch campus located within the community for professional development, as well as an option for Mount Si High School students to participate locally in the Running Start Program. Additionally, Heather supports the partnership between the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC) and the new Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. This vital project provides career-oriented educational programs for high school juniors and seniors, and will allow area high school students to train in the healthcare field.
Snoqualmie will benefit from Heather Munden becoming the city’s newest council member, as she is a friend of education. I strongly urge you to check out her website at Heather4council.com, and to vote for Heather Munden on Election Day.