contributions to the Meridian School District as a Board Director over the past twelve years at our next school board meeting on Wednesday, December 11. Please join us as we recognize his dedication and devotion to the Meridian Community. We will start our meeting at 7:00 pm in our Professional Development/Board Room on the MHS campus.
Elected to serve in the director position vacated by Mr. Wasilewski is Meridian Alum Sara Bernardy. She successfully ran for School Board Director in November. We welcome her joining the Board and look forward to her assistance in helping shape the vision of the future for the Meridian School District. She will be sworn in at our next School Board meeting on Wednesday, December 11.
For those curious about Director-Elect Bernardy’s experience and preparation for serving on the Board of Directors, her candidate statement from the voters’ guide is included below.
Elected Experience: First time running for public office.
Other Professional Experience: U.S. Army, Communications, 1996-2005; over 10 years experience in federal and local government; Club Director for a local non-profit sports organization.
Education: B.A. Communication Studies, Western Washington University
Community Service: Meridian Public School Foundation, board member; Meridian Alumni Association, committee chairperson; Meridian Youth Athletic Association, coach; and Whatcom Volunteer Center Chore Program
Statement: I am a graduate of Meridian High School and after serving eight years in the military, living in various parts of the country and overseas, I returned home to beautiful Whatcom County to raise my family. My husband, Steve, also graduated from Meridian and has strong ties to this district on his side of the family, our four children are fourth-generation Meridian students. Our oldest graduated in 2016, and we currently have a student at Meridian Middle School and two children attending Irene Reither Elementary.
I look forward to the opportunity to work in collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators and other school employees to promote investing in better learning environments and working conditions. I am dedicated to the Meridian School District and will strive to focus on what is truly important – our children and teaching and learning. Thank you.