Erin Dury: District IV
About Erin Dury
Director Dury joined the School Board in March 2021. She represents District 4 (Magnolia, Queen Anne, and Ballard). The District 4 seat opened after Eden Mack stepped down. Director Dury will serve the rest of Mack’s term, which ends with the November 2021 election.
“I am happy to serve District 4 and Seattle Public Schools. I recognize the privilege and position of power this role has. I know that true service will be shown by taking action and focusing on the voices of those who historically and currently have not had their voices heard.
I believe it is the role of the Seattle Public Schools Board to work on the needs of the district as a whole while raising the voices of those who have been silenced by our current systems.
“District 4 is considered mostly white and is at a “lower disadvantage and priority” (per the City of Seattle) so we tend to list equity as a lower priority.
“I believe that because of this District’s position of advantage that we must focus on equity.
“The role of the Board is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where every child can learn and grow. It is our duty to get rid of things BIPOC students from thriving. This change will only come when everyone participates.
” I will work with the Board for “substantial systemic, dismantling and reconstruction” as stated in the letter from President Hampson and Vice President Hersey, dated December 17, 2020.
“Based on my work leading nonprofits, I bring the background and knowledge to move this work forward.
“I know how to get people and organizations behind a plan and work with others to make positive change.
“Students deserve the best from those who can do the most for them and I will always focus on improving things for students across the City.”
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- Student Services, Curriculum & Instruction Committee
- Building Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. More & Building Renovations, Technology and Academic/Athletics Levy provides resources for seismic improvements, roof More Capital Programs Oversight Committee Liaison
- Adams Elementary
- Ballard High School
- C. Blaine K-8
- Cascade Parent Partnership Program
- The Center School
- Coe Elementary
- John Hay Elementary
- Lawton Elementary
- Magnolia Elementary
- McClure Middle School
- Queen Anne Elementary
- Salmon Bay K-8
- West Woodland Elementary