first_imgTwo candidates for the District 1 seat on the Evergreen school board positioned themselves Thursday as a longtime teacher with intimate knowledge of classroom needs and a sitting school board member with broad knowledge of the district.Incumbent Julie Bocanegra and Megan Miles, a music teacher at Hockinson Heights Elementary School, met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board on Thursday. A third candidate, Clark College student Dennis Jeppson, did not attend.Miles, 38, has been a public school teacher for close to 12 years. She told the editorial board that her experience, as well as her time organizing school community events and her role as co-president of the Hockinson Education Association, gives her a needed perspective on the Evergreen Public Schools board.“I do think there needs to be more voices from education going into these positions,” she said. ” I really feel it’s important to have a variety of perspectives.”Bocanegra, 45, is running for her second full term on the school board after being appointed in 2012 and winning the 2013 election. She is also a board member of the Evergreen School District Foundation Board of Directors, and a school volunteer through several organizations.last_img

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