Arlington Schools’ board president and assistant superintendent recognized with WASA Awards

Arlington Schools’ board president and assistant superintendent recognized with WASA Awards
2019 WASA AwardsArlington Public Schools Board President, Kay Duskin, and Assistant Superintendent, Kathy Ehman, were recognized with Sno-Isle Region 109 Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) awards on May 9.

Kay Duskin- President, Board of Directors, Arlington Public Schools
Duskin received the WASA Community Leadership Award for Arlington Public Schools. She has served on the Arlington School Board for 20 years, including eight years as board president. Her commitment and dedication to the students, staff and community of Arlington is exceptional in every way. Duskin regularly volunteers her time in Arlington schools and is very connected with students, staff and families.

Kathy Ehman- Assistant Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
Ehman received the WASA Student Achievement Award for Arlington Public Schools. Ehman is an amazing leader who has inspired the implementation of multiple innovations which are increasing student achievement in Arlington.
One of these innovations is the Open Doors Program for students 16-21 who are significantly credit deficient or have dropped out of school. Ehman’s vision and leadership have made this program of hope available for over 50 students to date.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this choice for students who would otherwise be lost to the school system,” said Ehman. “There is nothing more rewarding than to see a student who struggles be successful.”

“Kathy and I are very honored to receive these awards,” said Duskin. “Volunteering in our schools is such a rewarding experience. I would encourage any community member to contact their local school to see how they can help. The students really enjoy it when different people volunteer in our schools.”

Duskin and Ehman received the awards during WASA’s annual awards luncheon May 9 in Everett.