ESD 112 Educational Service District

All candidates who provided a valid email address when they registered their campaign have been invited to participate.

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Battle Ground School District

Position Five

Jackie Maddux

Which of these arts did you have as a part of your own K-12 education?

Music

How did the arts impact your education and life after high school?

Music helped to keep me engaged during school. After high school, it has remained important. Music is where I find myself - whether I need a quiet moment, time to release frustration and definitely to celebrate anything.

Research has shown that arts education increases student engagement, helps close opportunity gaps, and reduces drop out rates, yet income, race, and geography continue to be barriers to access to the arts. How do you see yourself addressing fair access in your district?

By working with Admin to ensure programs are available at each grade level and open to all students.

If elected, which of these strategies would you consider to support arts education in your district?

  • Research current arts program and assess needs at district buildings
  • Support arts inclusion professional development opportunities
  • Support professional development for classroom teachers

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Evergreen (Clark) School District

Position One

MIke Appel

Which of these arts did you have as a part of your own K-12 education?

Music

How did the arts impact your education and life after high school?

I’ve always appreciated music and visual arts, including films and broadcast.

Research has shown that arts education increases student engagement, helps close opportunity gaps, and reduces drop out rates, yet income, race, and geography continue to be barriers to access to the arts. How do you see yourself addressing fair access in your district?

Although I emphasis the basics in school, there also must be room made for the arts, and artistic endeavors and expressions of students – this is very important also.

If elected, which of these strategies would you consider to support arts education in your district?

  • Research current arts program and assess needs at district buildings
  • Develop or update a district level arts plan
  • Work for a budget to financially support arts instruction at all schools
  • Expand district-wide data collection for tracking, support, and accountability

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Hockinson School District

Position One

Tim Hawkins

Which of these arts did you have as a part of your own K-12 education?

Media , Visual Arts, Music, Theater

How did the arts impact your education and life after high school?

They created my love for the arts which led to a degree in Music and a career in creative arts. And now a life time of appreciation that continues today in my interests and time commitments.

Research has shown that arts education increases student engagement, helps close opportunity gaps, and reduces drop out rates, yet income, race, and geography continue to be barriers to access to the arts. How do you see yourself addressing fair access in your district?

I am an advocate for all the Creative Arts in every way I can. I attend nearly all our CA functions. I am a donor for fundraisers. I attend fundraising events long after my kids have graduated. At the board level I advocate for CA programming and events. I message my fellow board members and community members when ever I can. I steward the accomplishments and brag about our CA programs when ever I can. I volunteer to support CA events. I went so far to gain my classified certification a few years ago to allow the band director to take an important vacation during a busy time for the band. I was his substitute for the day and directed the band so he could take a day off. I’ve mentored students in music. I fight for funding at the board level for CA even in the stiff winds to curtail funding for these areas. CA is always at the forefront of my thinking as it relates to board activities.

If elected, which of these strategies would you consider to support arts education in your district?

  • Research current arts program and assess needs at district buildings
  • Develop or update a district level arts plan
  • Support arts inclusion professional development opportunities
  • Work for a budget to financially support arts instruction at all schools
  • Support professional development for classroom teachers
  • Create a local arts education task force
  • Expand district-wide data collection for tracking, support, and accountability
  • Develop or expand district support for teaching artist residencies

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Vancouver School District

Position Three

Jorge Bailey

Which of these arts did you have as a part of your own K-12 education?

Theater, Media

How did the arts impact your education and life after high school?

Best classes ever

Research has shown that arts education increases student engagement, helps close opportunity gaps, and reduces drop out rates, yet income, race, and geography continue to be barriers to access to the arts. How do you see yourself addressing fair access in your district?

All students must be encouraged to participate in some form of art. It is good for the soul

If elected, which of these strategies would you consider to support arts education in your district?

  • Research current arts program and assess needs at district buildings
  • Develop or update a district level arts plan
  • Support arts inclusion professional development opportunities
  • Work for a budget to financially support arts instruction at all schools
  • Support professional development for classroom teachers
  • Create a local arts education task force

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Washougal School District

Position Five

Chuck Carpenter

Which of these arts did you have as a part of your own K-12 education?

Theater, Music

How did the arts impact your education and life after high school?

I majored in music, became a music teacher

Research has shown that arts education increases student engagement, helps close opportunity gaps, and reduces drop out rates, yet income, race, and geography continue to be barriers to access to the arts. How do you see yourself addressing fair access in your district?

If elected, which of these strategies would you consider to support arts education in your district?

  • Research current arts program and assess needs at district buildings
  • Develop or update a district level arts plan
  • Support professional development for classroom teachers
  • Develop or expand district support for teaching artist residencies
  • Study feasibility of an orchestra program

Janice D'Aloia

Which of these arts did you have as a part of your own K-12 education?

Music, Visual Arts, Theater

How did the arts impact your education and life after high school?

I had rich arts experiences while in school and these are some of my best memories. While participating in the arts was definitely fun and enriching, I believe that my academic pursuits benefited too. In particular, music contributed to my abilities in mathematical subjects - of course I found out later that they use the same part of the brain. I have found throughout my life that playing a musical instrument clears and relaxes my mind in a way that helps me be more creative and effective in my professions. I wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything!

Research has shown that arts education increases student engagement, helps close opportunity gaps, and reduces drop out rates, yet income, race, and geography continue to be barriers to access to the arts. How do you see yourself addressing fair access in your district?

I haven’t seen any statistics that race or income are barriers to accessing the arts within the Washougal School District. Geography (transportation) can potentially be an issue for students who wish to participate in activities that take place after school. There are many ways this can be addressed to assist students in obtaining transportation to events and practices.

If elected, which of these strategies would you consider to support arts education in your district?

  • Research current arts program and assess needs at district buildings
  • Develop or update a district level arts plan
  • Work for a budget to financially support arts instruction at all schools, Look at community involvement to enhance arts education opportunities

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