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It has been an honor to serve the students and families of the Northshore School District as a member of the board that was named 2018 Washington State Board of the Year, as well as Washington State Board of Distinction for four years running.


Specific accomplishments over the last 4 years I’m most proud of include:

  • increased access to childcare, music, hi-cap, and mental health supports;

  • opening new/upgraded facilities to provide safe learning environments;

  • decreasing opportunity/outcome gaps;

  • adding safety and equity teams in all schools;

  • advocating with legislators to support our students and community; and

  • providing 1-1 learning devices and internet access for all students.

  • distinguished budget pressentation award by GFOA, 2019

  • College Bound Program Gold Star Award, 2019

Recognizing the challenges and disruptions over the last year and a half, this award-winning board acted quickly to guide and serve our community in a global crisis. I am so proud of the work we have done and the future of education as we now move beyond the pandemic. 

But critical work must continue: 

  • advocate for our legislature to fully fund education,

  • close opportunity/outcome gaps,

  • continue moving toward students as individual learners, and

  • provide that support and access in early childhood. 

I will continue to leverage

  • my passion for public education

  • my skills and background in science, management, budget, legislative advocacy, team-building, teaching and troubleshooting

  • to proudly serve you over the next four years.


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Jackie McGourty for

Northshore School Board Disctrict #1