Director - District 5

Mr. Marc RossonDirector Rosson

This is my fourth year as a school board director for the Arlington Public Schools. I love working with our community, students, and staff and helping them understand the decisions and work we have ahead of us in order to make our schools be the best they can be. I believe that our schools are most successful when there is a strong partnership between the community and schools. Whether you have children in the district or not, we all benefit when our schools are thriving. Please join me at a school board meeting or read the minutes posted online. Get involved by volunteering in a classroom, a school event, or join one of our fabulous PTAs. We’re all busy but we all can find a way to get involved and be engaged in our schools.

I grew up in Mount Vernon, WA but have fond childhood memories of Arlington as both my grandparents and aunt had homes here. I’ve had the pleasure of calling Arlington home since 1998 when my wife began her teaching career at Kent Prairie Elementary. She moved to Pioneer Elementary when it first opened and continues to teach there. Our two children attended Arlington schools and graduated from Arlington High School; Luke in 2019 and Kate in 2021.

I’ve worked in the public sector for the past 22 years, leading information technology departments and long-range planning efforts. I have a Master in Business Administration from Seattle University and currently work as the Enterprise Architect for the Snohomish County PUD. In my spare time, I’m active as the Treasurer for the AHS Booster Club, a supporter of the AHS drama and music programs, and a fan of the AHS cross country, track, and girls wrestling teams.

The years 2020 and 2021 brought COVID-19, Distance Learning 2.0, Zoom Board meetings, a modified sports schedule, social distancing, masks, and many associated challenges to the Arlington School District. It has also brought out empathy for others, sharing in their sorrows and losses. This crisis has been a tragedy that none of us ever thought we would have to confront, but it is here, and how we take it on, says a lot about us. I've seen so much heart, love, and caring for others throughout our community and know that on the other side of this, we will find ourselves stronger, closer to each other, and thankful that it is over.

July 2021