School Board

Board of Directors

Seattle School Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Seattle Public Schools is an elected bodyof seven citizens who serve four year terms and represent geographicalregions within the City of Seattle.

It is the belief of the Board of Directors and Superintendent thatthey are partners in the governance team of Seattle Public Schools. Bothmust do their jobs well for the organization to be successful and forthe governance team as a whole to be effective.


Community Engagement

Directors may hold various community meetings throughout the year. These meetings will be listed on their individual Director pages, as well as on our Board calendar.  View a calendar of upcoming Board meetings.


Work of the Board

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include: hiring and evaluating the Superintendent; establishing policies for governing the school district; adopting a balanced budget each year; having legal and fiduciary authority for the school district; adopting instructional materials; and, serving as community representatives to the district and on behalf of the district.


Office of Internal Audit and Ethics

Under the direction of the Audit and Finance Committee, the  Office of Internal Audit and Ethics conducts audits to support and promote integrity, accountability, and transparency with respect to internal financial controls and compliance of the District.  The office also oversees the District’s Ethics/Whistleblower Program.


Policy Review

One of the ongoing responsibilities of the Board of Directors is to establish policies that guide the operation of the School District. Visit our SPS Polices and Procedures pages.


Contact info

Please be aware that written communications sent to Board Directors, including emails sent to all email addresses listed below, are potentially subject to public disclosure, in whole or in part, pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.

Directors receive a high volume of email and frequently cannot respond directly. Directors often prioritize individual responses on topics overseen by their committees or received from their Director districts (please specify the Director district or relevant school).

schoolboard@seattleschools.org
(School Board Directors, Superintendent, and Senior Staff)

spsdirectors@seattleschools.org
(Only School Board Directors)

Board of Directors and District Maps

Map of the seven director districts

District I
Liza Rankin
liza.rankin@seattleschools.org

District II
Lisa Rivera-Smith
School Board Member-at-Large
lisa.rivera-smith@seattleschools.org

District III
Chandra N. Hampson
School Board President
chandra.hampson@seattleschools.org

District IV
Erin Dury
erin.dury@seattleschools.org

District V
Zachary DeWolf
zachary.dewolf@seattleschools.org

District VI
Leslie S. Harris
leslie.harris@seattleschools.org
206-475-1000

District VII
Brandon K. Hersey
School Board Vice President
brandon.hersey@seattleschools.org

Please be aware that written communications sent to Board Directors, including emails sent to all email addresses listed above, are potentially subject to public disclosure, in whole or in part, pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.