Diehl officially announces candidacy for school board

Rebecca Diehl - File Photo
Rebecca Diehl
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Rebecca Diehl officially announced her candidacy for the South Kitsap School District Board of Director No. 4.

The position is currently held by Kathryn Simpson, who decided not to seek re-election this year.

“I’m ready to serve my community in a greater capacity as a school board director,” Diehl said. “I want to be a strength that helps hold this excellence together in these tough times. I will do this with my passion for building relationships. I am community minded, enthusiastic, disciplined and result oriented.”

Diehl said she has the heart and passion of a teacher.

“I home-schooled my sons for 10 years and have been teaching in the home, at church and for various organizations for 26 years,” she said.

Along with being a mom, Diehl said she was a landlord for nine years, along with being a bookkeeper for her husband’s remodeling business for seven years. She also worked three years as a personal fitness trainer.

“I love working with people and have found I can build great relationships with them,” Diehl said.

Diehl, originally from San Diego, Calif., has lived in the South Kitsap area for 16 years. She and her husband, John Diehl, have been married 23 years and the couple have four sons, ages 19, 16, 14 and 11.

“My sons have all greatly benefited from our excellent South Kitsap schools for the last 10 years,” she said.

Diehl said her greatest desire is to uphold the belief system stated in the Declaration of Interdependence.

“I am looking forward to keeping us grounded in our belief system,” she said. “By using our creativity and ingenuity, we will be able to adapt to the challenges of the future.”

Diehl is running unopposed in the Nov. 5 election.


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