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Longtime teacher joins school board

Welcomes wealth of educational experience

Karla Knudsen-Johnston, who taught elementary students for 33 years in Shelton schools, is the new member of the Shelton School Board.

In a special meeting Monday evening at CHOICE High School, the board members voted 3-0 to select the Shelton native from five candidates to replace Marilyn Ward in an at-large position on the five-person board. Ward moved out of the district with three years remaining on her term.

Board member Matt Welander was unable to attend the special meeting because he was fighting a blaze as the chief of the West Mason Fire District.

Knudsen-Johnston, a 1977 graduate of...


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