English Grad Jason Barney Named to School Board in Washougal, Washington

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
CAMAS WASHOUGAL POST-RECORD (WASHINGTON) -- “I am really excited to get going and be involved,” he said. “I have no larger political ambitions. Education is far too important to just be a stepping stone.” Barney moved to Washougal from California with wife Kristina, and children McKenna and Ethan, five years ago, due to school budget cuts and the cost of living. McKenna is a senior at Washougal High School and Ethan, a fifth-grader at Gause Elementary. “One of the first things to be cut in California schools were the arts,” he said. “I believe very strongly in the arts and that it benefits so many areas of kids’ lives. We had family up here already so we followed them.” He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from San Francisco State University and a Master’s degree in education from Chapman University.