Michael DeBell - District IV
Michael DeBell is a parent, community leader, and businessman with years of experience in the Seattle School District. He has served as Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) President for a total of six years: two years each at West Woodland Elementary, Whitman Middle School and Ballard High School. He served on the Gates Foundation-funded Transformation Planning Committee at Whitman Middle School, attending several seminars on strategies for school reform, and helped draft a Small Learning Communities model transformation plan.
Michael and his family have worked actively on many Seattle Levy Campaigns and the Education Funding Initiatives. He has been a member of the Ballard High School Biotech Academy Steering Committee for the past three years and is also a member of the Ballard High School Foundation, helping to promote academic excellence and achievement at Ballard High School. Michael received the WSPTA Golden Acorn award for outstanding service to Washington youth.
Michael has been a youth soccer coach in Seattle Youth Soccer for 12 years working with boys and girls teams. He received Boys Coach of the Year Award from Woodland Soccer Club in 2002.
Michael is married to Marie who is a School Nurse and current President of Seattle School Nurse’s Association. They have three children: Denny, Lyle and Elle, all of whom are students in Seattle Public Schools.
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