CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Beth Worthington
After four years of North Kitsap school board service, my commitment to successful public education has grown. Success comes from excellence at our local schools through the efforts of our greatest asset — our staff. I will continue to advocate for ample state and federal education funding and continue to be a good steward of public funds.
I believe that public education helps our young people find their valued-place in society as engaged citizens with professional careers – something that is possible for each and every North Kitsap student.
My values are: community engagement and transparency, management by facts and reliable predictions, financial responsibility, and broad educational experiences so every student finds success.
In the last four years, I am most proud of: setting the strategic direction of being in the top 5% of the state for graduation rate by 2018; open and transparent Superintendent selection process; promotion of Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports to strengthen school culture; engaging staff supporting our Native American students; and increased communication through Board Notes.
I will continue to work with community, district staff, and the rest of the board to ensure that our resources are aligned for student success.
North Kitsap School District Director since 2013, selected as President in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
32 year-career working National Defense Programs
Senior Systems Engineer for Leidos, Inc.
Professional Engineer and Certified Project Manager
M.S. in Systems Management, University of Denver
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Examiner, Judge, and Board Member for Washington State Quality Award, which evaluates organizations including public schools
Collected signatures for I-728 resulting in reduced class sizes
NK School District Budget Committee Member, 2013-14
Poulsbo Rotary Vocation Scholarship Committee Member, 2011 and 2012
Recreational Coach of the Year, North Kitsap Soccer Club, 2003
Girl Scout Troop Leader, 1993-2009