MEET OUR BOARD
Kim is an alumni of Arlington High School. She graduated from Western Washington University in 1993 with a BS in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Child Development. In 1998, she completed a Masters in Special Education. She has taught for the Arlington School District since 1993. Her favorite past time includes cheering on and being "Team Mom" to her 4 children! She enjoys volunteering for many local organizations & all levels of PTA. AEF board member since Nov. 2015.
Originally from Snohomish, WA, Kevin has a degree from Washington State University in Construction Management. He is a senior project manager for a commercial electrical construction contractor headquartered in Everett. Kevin and his family have lived in Arlington since 2014, where they feel blessed to be involved in a thriving community with such a devotion to quality educational programs for all children. He has been on the AEF board since December 2018.
Sherri Ballew is a National Board Certified Teacher with a master's degree in teacher leadership. She has taught fourth grade and kindergarten. Her passions include literacy, reading and writing. Sherri has two young children.
Kelly has lived in the Arlington community for the past 12 years with her husband and 2 kids. Kelly is a Registered Nurse and works as the Cardiac and Stroke Coordinator for Skagit Regional Health. Her husband is also a Registered Nurse at Skagit Regional Health in Arlington. Kelly is dedicated to making Arlington a strong community for families to raise their kids in a loving and supportive environment. Both of her kids have attended Arlington schools.
Cindy is one of the three original founders of the Arlington Education Foundation. She served as President for 12 years. Cindy and her husband Jeff moved to Arlington in 1988 and have three adult children. From 1998 to 2001 she served as co-chair of the Citizen’s Committee to pass the bond that funded construction of Arlington High School. She was one of the leaders that raised the funds o complete the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. Currently she is the manager of Eagle Family Dental.
Chrys has lived in Arlington since July 2016. Her passionate calling to serve in public education stretches over 30 years in a variety of positions including teacher assistant, teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, principal, special services executive director, assistant superintendent, and currently as proud superintendent for Arlington Public Schools.
Vickie & her husband Bob moved to Arlington in 1987 and have two adult children that attended K-12 in the Arlington School District. Her daughter was the last graduating class from the “old” AHS and her son was the first class to attend all 4 years at the new AHS. Through their school years, she was very involved in volunteering & very involved with the bond campaigns to build the new high school, Pioneer, and Presidents. She now volunteers at Pioneer in her granddaughter's Kindergarten class.
Melonique Simpson: mother of three children. Ahayla is 13, Cyrus is 3 and Willow is 1 years old. My husband Mike and have owned the Arlington Grocery Outlet for 5 years this November and have been blessed to be a part of the community of Arlington for most of our lives. We look forward to many more years serving the community of Arlington.
Arlington Education Foundation includes an Executive Committee composed of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, with one or more additional directors elected to the board of directors. The Board of Directors shall be composed of not less than three, nor more than twenty-five persons.
The term of office of each director will be staggered on a two-year basis. Half of the directors would change one year and the other half the next year.
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AEF Board Member Qualities:
A potential AEF Board member is community minded and interested in improving the educational experience of Arlington School District students. An ideal Board member enjoys working with others in a team environment, is comfortable with fundraising activities and requesting donations of businesses and individuals. Serving for AEF requires specific skills in these areas: organizing and conducting fundraisers, business experience, and financial acumen, contacting individuals or businesses for financial donations. A Board member has the ability to consistently attend the regular meetings.