Longtime teacher joins school board

Welcomes wealth of educational experience


September 1, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Karla Knudsen-Johnson, center, was selected Monday evening from five candidates to replace Marilyn Ward on the Shelton School Board. At left is Linda Arnold, the district's executive director of human resources, and at right is board candidate Ross Gallagher.

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...

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