Elected Experience: 2009-present Vancouver School Board Director. One-year term as president. Board assignments include contracts, policy, teaching and learning, management task force. Ex-officio Board member for Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. Two-time PTA president.
Other Professional Experience: Award-winning journalist, editor, manager in four states. Graduate of Leadership Lake Oswego
Education: B.A., Political Science, Colorado State University. Graduate, Thunderbird High School, Arizona.
Community Service: Lunch Buddy, fundraiser, tutor, and mentor working directly with students, educators, business partners. Served on Principal Advisory Committee, School Improvement Committees, Strategic Plan Development Committees. Volunteer puppy raiser with Canine Companions for Independence. Food bank volunteer.
Statement: We’ve been let down and left behind. Traffic congestion is worse today than four years ago costing us time, money, frustration. Legislators don’t finish their work on time so our taxes pay their overtime. Schools are underfunded and the state is tapping our local school tax money to pay its bills. It’s time to start delivering solutions we can afford. Kathy’s record as an elected official is built on developing alliances and achieving shared goals. It's time to stop bickering. Put Kathy to work for you. She’ll make sure the deal on the table works for the 18th District.