Welcome Barbara Waggoner

Welcome Barbara Waggoner, Director District 5
Posted on 10/14/2022
Welcome Barbara Waggoner, Director District 5The North Kitsap School District Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Barbara Waggoner to fill the Director District 5 vacancy on Thursday, September 22, 2022, during the regular school board meeting. Waggoner took the oath of office October 13, with Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson presiding. She replaces Cindy Webster-Martinson, who resigned her position effective September 1, 2022 to focus more time on her family and her husband’s health. Barbara Wagonner’s term ends in December 2023.
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Barbara Waggoner is a lifelong learner with a passion for education. After graduating from Eastern Washington University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in education, she moved to North Kitsap to begin her career as a teacher. She became a certified parent coach through Seattle Pacific University in 2010. Her coaching skills were utilized as an elementary school principal from 2013-2017. In addition to life as an educator, she has enjoyed participating in family businesses with her husband of 36 years, Kurt Waggoner. They have two grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, 2 granddaughters and another granddaughter due in October. She is looking forward to serving the community in this new capacity as a school board member.

Barbara WaggonerDuring the interview process, Waggoner shared that providing both social-emotional and academic support to students post-pandemic, along with helping students and families re-engage with their schools, is a top priority. She also noted that with the increasing population growth in North Kitsap, ensuring that we have safe, adequate schools that meet the needs of our students and staff will also be very important in the coming years.

The board expressed their deep appreciation to the candidates for taking time to be involved in the process. They shared that the final candidates were all highly qualified and shared a deep connection with the North Kitsap community. The North Kitsap School District appreciates all the individuals who applied and thank them for their willingness to contribute their time and talents to our district.