Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Brent Anderson


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held this coming Sundy at 2 p.m., October 23rd, at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, to honor the recent passing of Brent Anderson, a greatly loved and talented local educator. You may also make a remembrance gift to The Strong Kids Campaign at the Haselwood Family YMCA, 3909 NW Randall Way, Silverdale, WA 98383. An online memorial can be seen at

Why I Support Jeanie Schulze for CKSD School Board

I first met Jeanie by virtue of my privileged involvement in the CK Kids Matter Group where we worked closely together to help drum up local support for the successful passage of the recent school levy.

Jeanie has over 30 years of experience as a parent volunteer, community member, and district employee.  She has a deep understanding of the difficulties our schools are dealing with and the crucial role our School Board provides in setting policy, providing common-sense leadership, and the strength of character necessary to make tough decisions.

Jeanie retired as CK School District Community Relations Specialist with experience in budget, finance, and facilities planning. She has developed volunteer programs that provide helpful district information to parents, staff, and the community.

She has served on the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce Board, the Paul Linder Education Foundation Board, the CK Kids Matter Committee, and currently serves on the Kitsap Adult Center for Education Board.

She earned her B.A. from Indiana University and is a nationally certified facilitator and trainer for developing school volunteer and community partnerships.

With the very significant challenges facing our district in the next few years, we need the seasoned, experienced talents/abilities, and commitment that Jeanie Schulze offers.

Please join me in support of her bid for CK School Board!

Respected Local Educator Mourned

My heart was deeply saddened this past weekend to learn that longtime local educator/administrator Brent Anderson had passed away in his home late last week.

I first met Brent when he was Principal of Brownsville Elementary.  My wife Janice had been moved over from Clear Creek Elementary to teach 5th grade at Brownsville.

I liked Brent from the instant I met him. He was always friendly and had a contagious smile. He was genuinely interested and engaged when he talked to you. And he was extremely passionate in the support and encouragement of his staff.

I had the distinct pleasure of helping Brent buy his house in East Bremerton. It was truly one of most fun and enjoyable transactions I’ve ever had in my years as a real estate broker.

Brent was most recently serving as a counselor at Bremerton High School, a position that brought him great joy and personal satisfaction.

Brent’s passing is a tremendous loss to our schools, students, and to all of those whose lives he touched. His kind, generous, encouraging spirit will always be fondly remembered.