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I am Marisa Bayouth-Real and am running for NKN School Board. I spent 17 years teaching middle school and high school Language Arts at NKN until the pandemic hit and I became a full-time parent. Recently I have ventured back into the world of education as I teach swimming lessons at NCRD and am taking classes at Lewis and Clark Grad School for Education while contemplating pursuing my PhD in administration. It seems like it is time for me to serve public education again. It is what I have done since I volunteered as a peer reader for kindergartners when I was in 6th grade. Public education is who I am.

Many community members as well as NKN staff, students, alumni, and families have asked me to run. Their belief in my ability to serve our community is humbling and I feel compelled to rise up and answer their call. I want to serve the students and staff of Neah-Kah-Nie School District. During the pandemic I became one of the many women who had to choose between career and family. Since I am no longer serving my community in the classroom, I feel like offering up my expertise and compassion as a board member is the next best thing.

My vision for our community looks like one big mosaic. We are all different from each other, sometimes broken and a little rough around the edges. The pandemic isolated us and illuminated our differences. I think it is time to step out and join hands again. When we come together and bind ourselves to a common vision like supporting students, we create something that is grander than what any of us could accomplish on our own.

Feel free to contact me with any questions at crowandtree@yahoo.com or join my Facebook page Marisa Bayouth-Real for Neah-Kah-Nie School Board.