New board member sworn in to serve on Arlington school board

New board member sworn in to serve on Arlington school board
Sheri KellySheri Kelly was sworn in as a new board member during the Sept. 14 Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors meeting. Kelly represents district area 2 which is comprised of High Clover Park, Cemetery Road, and parts of old town Arlington. Kelly replaces Jim Weiss, who resigned his position on July 13 due to a job transfer out of state.

Kelly served on the district’s Advisory Council for Education (ACE) committee for over six years, joined the Arlington High School Booster Club as Director of Fine Arts for two years, served as the YMCA Youth and Government Advisor for Arlington Public Schools for three years, and was part of the Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center Advisory Team.

“To meet new demands placed on the district and to maintain high quality education, I believe having a collaborative environment where the school board, parent body and district work together to understand, plan for, and address the changing needs of our school community provides the most benefit,” said Kelly. “Arlington’s students have the most to gain from positive, effective leadership where I hope my participation as a board member will help to continue to move the district in a positive direction and meet the needs of all students.”

“I have worked with Sheri for the past four years on the ACE committee and she is very dedicated to the education of all Arlington students,” said Arlington Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Chrys Sweeting. “We are very pleased to have her join the school board.”