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Kristi Swett Bio

Kristi Swett

Originally elected to the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education in 2003, and subsequently re-elected in 2006, 2010, 2; Kristi is a proven leader in her community. During her tenure on the SLCSD board, she has served one term as vice president and three terms as president.

Kristi has also served in leadership positions on state, regional, and national educational organizations, including on the Utah School Boards Association and NSBA’s Pacific Region. In 2018, Kristi joined the NSBA Board of Directors, in the spring of 2021, she was elected as NSBA Secretary-Treasurer, and currently, she is serving as the NSBA President-elect.

Kristi has been a tireless advocate of public education for the past 30 years. Her extensive background in community service and educational advocacy includes serving as the President of the Lowell Bennion Advisory Board, President of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, President of her local PTA, member of Former Governor Herbert’s Excellence in Education Commission, executive board member for Friends for Sight, member of Utah Public Education Coalition, and member of the School Trust Lands advisory board.  Kristi strives to keep students as the center of her work; she firmly believes that public schools are entrusted with the critical responsibility of preparing all students for success in college, career, and life.

In addition to being a champion for public education, Kristi owns a small business in Salt Lake City which allows her to spend creative time in her workshop. Kristi and her husband Craig have been married for 40 years and are the proud parents of two adult sons, both graduates of public high schools and universities. Kristi also enjoys spending time with her amazing granddaughter, Piper, every chance she gets.