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October 04, 2016
Ketchikan Borough Election

Write-In Kevin Johnson

Candidate for the Ketchikan School Board
3 Year Term - 2 Seats Open

Write-In Candidate
Statement Received September 18, 2016
Published September 18, 2016

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Write-In  Candidate for the Ketchikan School Board
Kevin Johnson
Candidate for the Ketchikan School Board
3 Year Term - 2 Seats Open

(SitNews) - Write-In Kevin Johnson

I am excited about getting an opportunity to represent the members of our community in the upcoming school board election. My wife introduced me to Ketchikan, Alaska 22 years ago as I came up with her to work during the summer. Melissa is a third generation graduate of the Ketchikan Public School System. Melissa and I have three beautiful children and two are actively attending school in the district. Our oldest son has recently graduated from Ketchikan High School and is attending college in California. I have been very fortunate to take advantage of many opportunities this Southeast Alaskan environment offers.

I have been actively involved in public school education for over 20 years as a teacher, parent, athletics coach and administrator. I have served on many different advisory boards that dealt with issues of equality and finance. I spent the first 7 years of my teaching career in the Ketchikan Public School System. Ketchikan Public Schools are unique and present a set of challenges that most do not understand when it comes to the relationship between the community and school district. During those years I worked with some wonderful educators who were aspiring to be the most excellent in the profession, thank you. I have a tremendous grasp on the idea of do more with less. I was active and on the front lines during some of the lowest funded years the education system endured nationally. I strongly value being proactive and seeking innovative ways to overcome barriers to success.

My platform is simple as I care about the students and people that make-up our diverse community. Great communities create great schools which create successful people. We need to constantly evaluate our school system to make sure it is a reflection of what our community represents.

I do look forward to implementing concurrent enrollment at the high school for students who are eligible to take college level courses. I would like to create new diverse partnerships in the community to help enrich the curriculum our school system offers. I strongly feel it is vital that the curriculum we offer is connected to the demographic make-up of Ketchikan.

I hope that you vote for me and please remember to write my name down and fill in the oval.

Kevin Johnson


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