Ewing is passionate and highly qualified | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

We are writing to endorse the candidacy of Andrew (Andy) Ewing for Bainbridge Island School Board. Andy has the experience, skills, and most importantly the best interests of our children and teachers in mind when making decisions as a school board director.

Having grown up with a mother and grandmother who were beloved Bainbridge Island teachers, we understand the importance of maintaining the high standards that have stood for generations, and Andy is the perfect candidate to carry the torch.

We have known Andy for many years as our kids have grown up together on the Island. Whether it’s coaching our kids in tee ball or volunteering in the classroom, he has always been willing to devote his time to helping kids grow and learn. He is a great friend, father, and coach.

We have never known anyone as passionate about education. He has been studying and researching education policy for well over a decade, publishing his academic work on student evaluations, and learning and presenting at conferences. He has taught in the classroom as a professor, which included creating a course on education policy. Even after he changed career paths, he still managed to pick up teaching classes whenever he could at the University of Washington’s Evans School and elsewhere.

Andy is also uniquely qualified to steer the district along the right financial path with his economic experience and background in financial planning and budgeting. Andy has a doctorate’s degree in economics, and was the economist for King County Wastewater Treatment responsible for financial planning and forecasting.

We are lucky to have someone in our community who is highly qualified, passionate about improving our children’s futures, and always willing to serve our community. Please join us in voting for Andy Ewing for the school board!

MARC AND BRANDI MARINONI

Bainbridge Island

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