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Ex-Naval officer joins Central Kitsap School Board

Eric Greene was recently sworn in as the newest Central Kitsap School District board member. - Courtesy photo
Eric Greene was recently sworn in as the newest Central Kitsap School District board member.
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From KITSAP NEWS Reports

Eric Greene was appointed to the Central Kitsap Board of Directors June 16 to fill the unexpired term of Lee Ann Powers, whose resignation took effect that day.

Greene, one of three applicants interviewed by the board, was sworn into office at a board meeting last week.

"All of the applicants were excellent and this was a touch decision," Board President Carl Johnson said in a statement released by the district. "They all shared a commitment to children and we are grateful for their interest."

A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Greene earned a bachelor's degree in athletic administration and coaching while minoring in secondary education. He moved to Washington state eight years ago.

Greene currently works as the training readiness, requirements and exercises specialist for Commander Navy Region Northwest. He also has served as a Naval Officer and public school teacher, bringing a wide range of experience to his position on the board.

"Right now I'm here to look out for (school area) District 5 the best I can," Greene said. "I would just like to contribute and not be a hindrance."

Greene, who has a son in the district, said he has a "vested interest" in CK schools.

As a substitute teacher in CK schools during the 2003-04 school year, Greene gained experience in the district. He has taught in public schools since the 1970s.

"My mother was a teacher so (education) is in my DNA, I think," he said. "I feel it's very important."

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