KEA Recommends Tim Clark for Kent School Board

Tim Clark is the Kent Education Association’s recommended candidate in the current election for Kent School Director, Position No. 5.  KEA encourages you to vote for Tim and asks you to urge your family and friends to join you in supporting him. Tim is recommended for a number of reasons:

* Tim Clark is a community leader with a long history of public service.

* Tim Clark was a teacher for 35 years and once served as KEA president.

* Tim Clark has a record of public service as a Kent City Council member.

* Tim Clark knows the issues we face in our district and their impact on students and staff.

* Tim Clark understands the complexities of funding public schools.

* Tim Clark is the overall stronger candidate.

Recommendation Process:

In June, the chair of the KEA Kent Educators for Legislative Accountability Committee (KELA) contacted each of the three candidates in the only contested Kent school director race: Tim Clark, Dale Smith and David Watson. All three candidates verbally accepted appointments for July 17, 2009. Each candidate was sent an e-mail reminder and a biographical information form.

Tim Clark and David Watson participated in interviews and submitted the biographical form. Dale Smith did not show for his interview appointment and failed to return the bio sheet.

Tim Clark and David Watson were each asked a set of 17 questions designed to obtain background information, leadership style, knowledge of school district functions, and willingness to work with constituents. KELA members individually scored candidate answers to the questions. Then group scores for each question were added up.

Tim Clark scored higher in each set of answers. After extensive discussion, it was moved and seconded that we recommend Tim Clark. We voted unanimously to recommend Tim Clark.

Your KEA KELA Committee:
Shirley Hickey, Lisa Brackin-Johnson, Connie Compton, Cindy Prescott, Dan Rosenfeld, Karen Roberts and Joy Lauderbaugh

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One Response to “KEA Recommends Tim Clark for Kent School Board”

  1. Teacher Speaks Says:

    I’ll support any board member who supports teachers and has the ability to listen and not be romanced by the District’s rhetoric.

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