|Bellevue School District, District 4|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||St. Leo University|
|Master's||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Roberson earned a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Leo University in 2009. She later received a Master's degree in Diversity Leadership in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roberson currently works as Director of Operations at Bellevue College. She also serves as Executive Director of a college preparatory program called SUSTANE.
Roberson ran against fellow challenger Tracy Trojovsky on November 5, 2013.
|Bellevue School District, Four-year term, District 4, 2013|
|Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013|
Roberson reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Roberson's campaign website listed the following endorsements for 2013:
- Seattle Times
- Al Garman
- Ann Oxrieder
- Darrell Fisher
- JMarie Johnson-Kola
- Torrey Russell
Roberson described her themes for the 2013 election on her campaign website:
I have been passionate about education since I lived in Bellevue and started to volunteer first in my children’s elementary school, Phantom Lake and later at the district level.
After nearly a decade as a parent in this school system, I have learned a lot and have taken on leadership roles in response to needs I saw and gaps I could help fill. If elected to the school board, what I envision doing for Bellevue is:
1. Relying on what students, staff, parents and community members tell me about their experiences in the district, along with hard data, to help guide me in decision-making.
2. Supporting the district administration and other board members to ensure that collectively we are reaching out to and effectively engaging ESL families, parents of students with disabilities and others who need help accessing information and resources necessary for student academic success
3. Working to ensure that goals regarding equity and inclusion are part of district goals and that these align with curriculum; and supporting district efforts to ensure cultural competence among staff and students.
4. Focusing on students’ needs first in making decisions."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Chris Marks sought a third term without opposition in District 3. Roberson and Tracy Trojovsky ran for an unexpired two-year term in District 4 left open by the resignation of current member Michael Murphy. The District 5 race to replace outgoing member Paul Mills included newcomers Ed Luera and My-Linh Thai.
About the district
- See also: Bellevue School District, Washington
Bellevue outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.7%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bellevue's median income at $84,503, while the state median income was $58,890. Bellevue had a poverty rate of 6.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- LinkedIn, "Krischanna Roberson," accessed August 20, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Krischanna Roberson for Bellevue School Board, "Endorsements," accessed September 26, 2013
- Krischanna Roberson for Bellevue School Board, "Vision," accessed September 26, 2013
- Bellevue Patch, "Bellevue School Board Member Mike Murphy to Resign," March 26, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Bellevue," accessed August 20, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014