New board members sworn in

New board members sworn in to serve on Arlington School Board
New board membersMichael Kingman and Erica Knapp were sworn in as new board members during the Dec. 13 Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors meeting. Sheri Kelly, who was appointed to the school board last year to fill a board vacancy, was also elected to the school board. Kingman represents district area 3 which is comprised of the area north and west of Arlington, including Bryant and Silvana. Knapp represents district area 5 which includes parts of Gleneagle and the Sisco Heights area. Kelly represents district area 2 which is comprised of High Clover Park, Cemetery Road, and parts of old town Arlington. Kingman replaces Judy Fay and Knapp replaces Marc Rosson.

Kingman and his wife are longtime residents of Snohomish County. They have two children who attend school in the Arlington School District. He retired as a US Naval Officer in 2005 and has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in international business.

“I look forward to learning from and working with our Arlington School District staff and board, engaging with the parents and citizens of our district, and focusing on the best interests of each of our students,” said Kingman.

Knapp has lived in Arlington for 15 years with her husband and three children. She has an associate’s degree in fine arts, owned a small business in Snohomish, and volunteers on the district’s Advisory Council for Education and Community Equity Team.

“Arlington is a vibrant community, and I will work for more frequent community engagement in the schools,” said Knapp. “I am excited for the opportunity to serve the Arlington School District.”