Sharon Peaslee - District I
Sharon’s passion for finding what works in education began when she was in high school and led her through a number of educational experiments when alternative schools were first cropping up. As a parent and activist, Sharon has worked on education issues in Washington since 2005. At the state level, she was involved in the process of improving WA math standards that were adopted in 2008. She organized communities in Lake Washington and Bellevue School Districts to successfully push for better math curricula. In Bellevue, she worked with administrators to improve home schooling policies, bringing them into compliance with state law. In Seattle, she wrote and managed the online petition to rehire Ingraham Principal, Martin Floe.
With two teens in Seattle Public Schools, Sharon owes much of her activism to their educational needs, which are the same as many other students. She has met and worked with countless parents who will do whatever it takes to be sure their children have what they need to succeed in school and life. This is the passion and inspiration that led her to run for Seattle School Board.
Sharon is fully committed to working with communities across Seattle to ensure that our district provides all students with engaging educational pathways that prepare them for the futures of their choice. She is constantly fascinated by schools and countries where public education inspires creative teaching and learning that leads to high achievement. She believes that we can make Seattle one of the best if we’re willing to envision the future we want and work collaboratively to make it happen.
Sharon has worked as a writer, producer and director her entire career. Shortly after moving to Washington, her creativity found an unexpected outlet. She spent almost a year serving on the committee to design the Sammamish town center. As a video producer, she volunteered her services to WACAP (World Association of Children and Parents), editing video profiles of children waiting to be adopted, and producing two fundraising videos. She also produced the fundraising video, May the Forest Be with You, for Friends of Heybrook Ridge. She continues to produce video and web-based programs through her production company, Flying Lula Productions.
Before moving to Washington, Sharon lived in Santa Monica, CA and New York City, developing feature film projects, producing documentaries, corporate and educational videos, infomercials and commercials.
She has a MA in English Education from New York University, a BA in Communications from University of Massachusetts, and teaching credentials in English and Speech/Drama.
Community Meeting Schedule
|Thursday, March 28||6:00 - 7:45 PM||Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave NE|