Two new board members sworn in to serve on the Arlington school board

Two new board members sworn in to serve on the Arlington school board
New board membersMary Levesque and Mike Ray were sworn in as new board members during the Dec. 9 Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors meeting. Levesque represents district area 4 which includes parts of downtown Arlington and Gleneagle. Ray represents district area 1 which includes Arlington Heights and Oso. Levesque replaces Kay Duskin and Ray replaces Jeff Huleatt.

Levesque is a former Washington State PTA board member and previously served on the Arlington PTA Council, Kent Prairie Elementary PTA, Post Middle School PTSA, the Advisory Council for Education, Arlington Education Foundation, and Crown Ridge Estates HOA. She has three children who attend school in Arlington and three who have graduated from the district.

Ray graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He has served on the Advisory Council for Education and currently serves on the district’s Facilities Advisory Committee. He has two children who attend school in Arlington.

“We are excited to welcome Mary and Mike to the Arlington School Board,” said Arlington Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Chrys Sweeting. “Through their years of experience serving on the Advisory Council for Education, they have a good understanding of how the district operates. Their passion for student success will make them great advocates for each student in Arlington.”

Director Jim Weiss was also sworn in for another four-year term and was elected as president.