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    Welcome to the Site Council

    Participating in Site Council, the governing body of our school, is a terrific way to get involved, meet great people, and make a difference in our school community. Officers serve for a term of one year beginning in June. If you are interested in holding an office, please contact the Site Council chair or by June 1.

    Everybody is encouraged to participate!


    2nd Tuesday of each month
    6:30 to 8:30 pm
    Please check calendar to confirm

    Site Council meetings are open meetings. Childcare can be provided if arrangements are made at least one day before the Site Council meeting. To make arrangements, contact the Site Council chair:

    Meeting agenda for next meeting

    Posted as they become available.

    Meeting minutes

    For minutes from past years, visit our Site Council meeting minutes archive page.

    School year 2019-20

    September 2019
    October 2019
    November 2019
    December 2019
    January 2020
    February 2020


    Site Council was created to protect the integrity of Thornton Creek’s program philosophy and goals, by setting policy and establishing standards, guidelines, and procedures.

    It is also an advisory group to the 501(c)3 organization named Thornton Creek Parent Group.

    Site Council’s goals include:

    • Fostering communication and cooperation between the administration,
      teachers, staff, and parents on matters of common interest;

    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with other community groups
      and the Seattle Public Schools (the school district); and

    • Providing public meetings and forums to gather community input, explain
      policy, and educate and involve community members.

    For more information, please see the following documents, which are in the process of being updated as of April 2019:

    Site Council Contacts (2020-21)

    Jessica Williams-Nguyen

    Vice chair
    Elizabeth Duffell


    Jacob Clark Blickenstaff

    Communications Co-chairs
    Chelsea Lin
    Jenny Pinto
    – Beth Anderson
    – Molly Shumway
    – Elizabeth Fletcher
    – Emily Mitchell
    - Karen Wirkala

    Curriculum Chair
    Jesica Avellone

    District relations Chair
    Susan Callari

    Enrichment Co-chairs
    Lisa Berman
    Megan Tremain

    Equity, diversity, & inclusivity (EDI)

    Facilities Co-chairs
    Jana Dilley 
    Zoe Kappelman

    Fundraising Co-chairs
    Jennifer Schlobohm
    Kathleen Phan

    Hospitality Chair
    Karen Wirkala

    Sarah McVay

    Recruitment and hiring
    Anna Marshall

    Safety Co-chairs
    Courtney Bell
    Erica Seddig Carter 

    Special education Co-chairs
    Julie Shin
    Beck Weinhold

    Stacey Seifert 
    Committee Members
    Bridget Osborn
    Melinda Roberts

    Yearbook coordinator