Johnson is the right person for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board | Letter

As a parent of two children in the district and past PTSA president at Cascade View Elementary School, I am excited to support Melissa Johnson for school board director.

My husband and I moved to Snoqualmie 19 years ago with a dream of raising a family in an unmatched setting alongside families seeking excellence in community and education. In my role with the PTSA, I championed programs, resources, and activities to enrich students and families.

To stay engaged and advocate for my children, I attended several school district meetings to listen and learn, to lend support, and occasionally, to express disapproval. Based on my experience, I think it’s time to add a fresh contribution to the board who will be inquisitive and challenge traditional thinking. Melissa will work to eliminate obstacles for student achievement. While there are positive things happening in our district, I think new leadership with a growth mindset is needed to do the work required to prepare our students for tomorrow.

As parents, we all want an environment that encourages and supports our kids to reach their potential. Melissa will work to represent our students and teachers. She has demonstrated leadership throughout her 22-year career at Weyerhaeuser. She has a diverse business background (scientist, pricing, marketing, cross-functional teams, business development). She knows the importance of fostering relationships, respecting differing points of view and collaborating. She will bring a thoughtful approach to policy development, budgeting, and problem solving.

I’ve known Melissa personally for several years and I have full confidence in her energy, tenacity and commitment.

It’s important to have the right people serving on the school board. I hope you’ll join me and cast your vote for Melissa Johnson

Kim Totten

Snoqualmie

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