Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson was elected to the Monroe School Board of Directors in November 2021. Sarah ran for office in the hope of increasing access to and communication with the Board. She is committed to progressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as Anti-Racist action at every level of the district and community with empathy and the desire to establish common understanding. Sarah is focused on ensuring Monroe School District fosters the successes of all its students and their advocates.

Sarah grew up in Pullman, WA (Go, Cougs!) with her parents, who worked at the local universities, and younger sister. The whole family was actively engaged in the visual and performing arts including dance, orchestra, and theater. After graduating from Pullman High School’s alternative program, Sarah built upon her love for the arts at The Evergreen State College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphases of study in fine arts, cultural studies, and philosophy. Sarah met her future husband, Sanford, after watching him play the bass at a metal show in Olympia. The couple moved to Lynnwood, WA and Sarah managed an art and framing store there for several years.

A career shift took Sarah back to school and she earned a degree and certificates in Social and Human Services, Family Support, and Prevention from Edmonds Community College. She worked as a test proctor and tutor for the I-CATCH grant program before beginning her current career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor contracted by the Department of Labor and Industries to provide services for injured workers. Sarah is passionate about her job, helping people navigate industrial injury claims, and supporting clients through creative problem-solving and goal exploration.

Sarah, Sanford, their two children, and Sarah’s mom moved to Maltby in 2015 after years of visiting Flower World and Maltby Cafe - oh, those cinnamon rolls! The kids are both happy members of the Montessori learning community at Maltby Elementary School. The family enjoys geocaching and going on adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest. They are thankful to call this beautiful area home and Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to serve her community and the students of Monroe School District as Director.