Volunteer mom selected for the Snohomish School Board


Photo by Michael Whitney
New school board member Sarah Adams outside the Snohomish School District administration building shortly before the start of the August 24 board meeting.

SNOHOMISH — The new school board member is Sarah Adams.
Adams, 38, is a married mother of two who attends Cathcart Elementary School and works in mental health.
“I wanted to get involved and be a part of the big things happening in the district,” Adams said of why she applied.
Not that she hadn’t been involved in the district before. Adams volunteers on the parent-teacher organization board of directors at Cathcart Elementary and was one of 36 community members who served on the district’s Citizen Facilities Advisory Committee a few years ago.
She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, according to the Snohomish School District.
Adams took the seat vacated by Brandy Hekker, who resigned in July. She will serve the remaining one and a half years of Hekker’s term and can run for office in the fall of 2023.
The board confirmed Adams last week and Superintendent Kent Kultgen was sworn in.
Four people applied for the vacant seat to represent District 4. Interviews with the nominees took place in mid-August, and the board conferred and decided on his nomination shortly thereafter.
District 4’s geographic boundaries are a large area that includes downtown, Cathcart and Clearview east of Highway 9, and the Three Lakes, Machias and Dutch Hill areas.

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