Kristen Deskin For Renton School Board
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About Kristen Deskin 

Serving families, advocating for teachers, and fighting for high quality education for all is my passion. I have dedicated my professional career to empowering children, challenging the status quo, and demanding educators receive the respect they have earned.

The youngest members of our community deserve to be valued and celebrated, learning in a community which is safe, nurturing, and honors the whole child. My mission is to ensure all children have equal access to education, starting right here in our own community. Joining the Renton School Board will help me in achieving this goal.

Through my 15 years experience working directly with children/ families in an educational setting, I truly understand the needs we are failing to meet. While our lowest-income families may be supported by various state and federally funded programs, our middle-income families are left without affordable options for care. The cost of quality early childhood education and after school care is a detrimental burden and understandably cannot be prioritized over basic household needs.

Scientific evidence suggests long-term education outcomes are determined by early childhood success. Unfortunately, birth-to-five programs are undervalued and under-funded. Through strong advocacy and teamwork I know we can do better. Vote Deskin for change!

More About Kristen

I am a nerdy mom who enjoys Star Wars, Harry Potter, Magic the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons in my spare time. As a family we love to hike, camp, garden, and explore diverse cuisine.

My husband works in fine dining and is an advocate for sustainability and local farmers. Preserving the knowledge of how to grow food is near and dear to our hearts. We are growing 50 different edible plants from our condo balcony which our kiddos really enjoy.

Our son will be a 5th grader and our daughter will be a Kindergartener in the fall. We have lived in the Renton School District for 7 years.

I grew up doing theatre and actually met my husband on our high school stage. Ensuring children have access to well rounded arts education is important to me and being on the Board of Directors for Renton Carco Theatre and Events Center has been a very rewarding experience.

I also have spent time volunteering at kids crafts booths at community events, have served on a preschool board of directors, and enjoy volenteering at Hopelink with my mom’s group.

Kristen leading a kids pizza making class
Kristen leading a “Mad Scinece” workshop 
Kristen reading at community story time

 

 

Kristen with her son and daughter at Renton Relay for Life
At Parnent Map’s “Golden Teddy Award” Ceremony