Melanie Morgan to Represent 29th District

Melanie Morgan to Represent 29th District
Posted on 12/12/2018
Melanie Morgan

Following her recent election to serve as the State Representative for the 29th Legislative District, Melanie Morgan has announced her resignation from the Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors. Director Morgan was elected to serve as the District 1 Director in November of 2015 and has been a strong advocate for the interest of Franklin Pierce Schools students and families.

During Director Morgan’s three years with the Franklin Pierce School Board of Directors, she was very active in the community, continually soliciting the voices of students, families and community members. She challenged her school board colleagues, district leaders and community members to consider the impact of policies on all students, families and our broader community. During her term of service, district changes included the appointment of a new superintedent, the hiring of a Family Engagement Coordinator and Director of World Languages and Equity, the launch of a process to develop a district equity statement, and a heightened consciousness on the impact of policies and practices on underrepresented students. Director Morgan has also served as a champion in raising awareness of the unique accomplishments of Franklin Pierce Schools across the region and state.

“Director Morgan has been an outstanding school board member", stated Franklin Pierce Schools Superintendent Lance Goodpaster.  "She is a strong advocate for all children, but particularly those traditionally underserved. I appreciate her vision for a strong, vibrant, and empowered community, and I look forward to her taking her advocacy to Olympia.  The Franklin Pierce community will benefit from having Ms. Morgan’s voice in the capitol.”

She will undoubtedly bring her experience as a domestic violence advocate, housing commissioner, school board member and community activist to her new role in Olympia, while continually advocating for the interests of her constituents. Through her time on the school board, her community involvement and time spent on the campaign trail, she has a strong pulse on the concerns of members of the 29th Legislative District including housing affordability and homelessness, P-12 education, and the need for community resources and infrastructure in unincorporated Pierce County.

Director Morgan’s resignation leaves a vacancy in the Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors District 1 position. To learn more about the position and apply to serve in this capacity, please visit www.fpschools.org/boardvacancy.