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Mental health pro selected for Snohomish school board

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New school board member Sarah Adams outside of the Snohomish School District’s administration building shortly before the Aug. 24 board meeting started.

SNOHOMISH — The school board’s newest member is Sarah Adams.
Adams, 38, is a married mom to two who go to Cathcart Elementary and works in the mental health field.
“I wanted to get involved and be part of the great things happening in the district,” Adams said on why she applied.
Not that she hasn’t been involved in the district already. Adams volunteers on the board of Cathcart Elementary’s parent-teacher organization and was among the 36 community members who participated in the district’s Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee a couple of years ago.
She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, according to the Snohomish School District.
Adams took the seat vacated by Brandy Hekker, who stepped down in July. She will serve the remaining one-and-a-half years of Hekker’s term and can run for election in fall 2023.
The board confirmed Adams last week and Superintendent Kent Kultgen administered the oath of office.
Four people applied for the vacant seat to represent District 4. Appointment candidate interviews were in mid-August and the board conferred and decided its appointee soon after.
The geographic boundaries for District 4 are a large area that includes downtown, Cathcart and Clearview east of Highway 9, and the Three Lakes, Machias and Dutch Hill areas.

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