City: Medical Lake, Washington
Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School in 1998. Earned a bachelor’s in Christian education in 2002 from Northwest University and a master’s in children’s and family ministry in 2016 from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Work experience: 10 years as an employee with Cheney School District as an assistant cook and cashier, instructional para-educator and secretary.
Political experience: First run for officce. Spent four years as a volunteer reading to children at Hallett Elementary School.
Family: Single. No children.
In Medical Lake, two political newcomers are running for a soon-to-be vacant seat on the school board
Gerri Johnson, a boutique owner, and Lennelle Spillman, a paraprofessional educator, came out on top in August’s primary race for the District 1 seat. Whoever gets elected will serve a two-year term on the school board.
First-time primary candidates Gerri Johnson and Lennelle Spillman called for more transparency on school board and agree teachers should not carry guns in classrooms.