Hi, my name is Tracie Barrows 

I am running for reelection for Vancouver Public Schools' Board of Directors, position 5

It has been an honor to serve as your VPS school board director over the past four years. As a school psychologist and wife of a teacher, I understand the daily realities of working in our schools. Our students are facing increased social-emotional and mental health challenges, and I bring my unique perspective as a school psychologist to the board as we set the vision, identify policies, and budget resources for the district. Our students deserve to feel safe and supported at school, and that continues to be a priority of mine. When students have their social-emotional mental health and basic needs met, they are able to learn their best and thrive. 

During my time on the board, we have increased equity, transparency, and engagement. Our district has become a leader in our state, with a wide range of opportunities for students, such as Family Community Resource Centers, dual language programs, magnet schools, CTE courses, and other experiences that will prepare them for life after graduation. I am proud of the direction our district is heading and I ask for your vote so that I can continue to serve our community and advocate for our students.