2018-19 School Board Nominations

By: Andrea DeYoung

I am excited to bring to you the nominations for the next members of the SCS School Board.  As a board we have done a lot of thinking about the kinds of gifts we need to bring us forward in these times of change, and praying for who God would lift up to meet those needs. We are blessed to have board members with talents in accounting, writing/marketing, business, and human resources. Having people with these unique gifts and unique perspectives have been very useful. As we look for ways to improve our processes and implement the business plan we have been working to develop, we prayed for board members  with talents in strategic finance, law, and business development. In addition, we hoped to increase representation of parents with kids in the elementary grades. I believe God has answered our prayers.

Please prayerfully consider the following 3 people as additions to the Board:

Ben Crowl

I was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2006, I moved to the Pacific Northwest to start a career in banking. I currently hold the position of Senior Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for 1st Security Bank based out of Mountlake Terrace.  On a daily basis I strive to help businesses and non-profits meet their goals through providing guidance and the necessary tools to do so. Prior to working at 1st Security Bank I worked at Frontier Bank and First Sound Bank.  

I am married to Becky and we have three kids, Colter (7), Maddie (5), and Levi (2). Both Colter and Maddie will be starting their second year at Shoreline Christian with Colter going into first grade and Maddie going into kindergarten. Our family attends The Hallows Church in Shoreline. I have served on boards in the past and am currently also a candidate to be on the board of Sound Experience, a non-profit focused on teaching kids about the maritime industry, importance of teamwork and the marine ecosystem.

I am excited to serve Shoreline Christian and help continue its mission.

John Colver

My wife Jen and I have had children at SCS for the past 14 years. I previously served on the SCS School Board from 2009 through 2015 and have also been involved on previous Auction committees. I believe strongly in, and have experienced first-hand, the impact of the SCS community (Staff, Parents, Alumni, fellow students) on the education and development of the students, but also the bond within this community that is the fabric of Shoreline Christian.

Outside of SCS, I am the Director of Sales and Marketing for uTax Software and will look forward to the opportunity to bring that background and my previous experience to support the School Board and SCS's mission in any way I can.

Karissa Taylor

I will have three kids at SCS this fall: Lexi (4th grade), Hannah (1st grade), and Jack (PK).  This new stage of one drop off and one pickup is very exciting for me, and in my free time I am looking forward to serving on the Board and getting more involved.  I have been a room parent in Kindergarten twice, but always with lots of help from other moms. My other job is as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County where I focus on firearm violence.  I have been a prosecutor for 17 years and love my job – for those of you with middle school kids, I have enjoyed doing a mock trial during career month and sharing my passion for public speaking and advocacy.

I want to serve on Shoreline’s Board because I am excited about the coming years and the potential for great things.  I want to help implement a 5 year strategic plan where we get to focus on the future, I want to help transition to a new Head of School, and I want to help brainstorm further means to academic and spiritual success.

My family loves SCS – my kids have formed deep relationships and bonds with their friends, and we have come to know many of the families here.  We consider SCS a vital part of our community.

I look forward to seeing you on September 17th for our Fall Society Meeting. Thank you.

Andrea DeYoung, School Board President

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