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Wilson, Peterson for Federal Way School Board | Editorial

For Federal Way School Board position 2, The Mirror recommends Claire Wilson.

Wilson and her opponent, Gail Crabtree, are longtime volunteers in their Star Lake area of the school district. Both are passionate about improving education — and communication — across Federal Way schools, with a particular preference for early learning. They are also dedicated volunteers within the school district.

Wilson gets the nod because she brings more professional experience as an educator and education administrator. Specifically, Wilson’s leadership in the Puget Sound Educational Service District has exposed her to problems and solutions across a range of school districts. She articulates a keen understanding of the school district’s nuts and bolts. Packaged together, these assets will help Wilson be an effective and influential board member from the start.

For Federal Way School Board position 3, The Mirror recommends Danny Peterson.

Peterson is a brilliant candidate who will bring leadership to the board. He is engaged in school district issues, and has logged education experience in both Federal Way and abroad. The latter experience is an asset to this diverse school district. His opponent, Liz Drake, withdrew from the race last week to take the Thomas Jefferson High School principal job. Peterson is now the sole active candidate on the ballot for position 3. Endorsed by former superintendent Tom Murphy, Peterson is a solid choice.

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