Seattle Public Schools

Board of Directors

District 6

Gina Topp: District 6 School Board Director

Gina Topp smiles for a photo

Director Gina Topp (she/her)

Director Topp represents District 6, which includes West Seattle and South Park.

She was elected to a four-year term in November 2023.

Committee and Liaison Assignments

  • Audit Committee, Interim Member
  • Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Representative
  • Liaison to City of Seattle/Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy/Department of Education and Early Learning

Schools Represented

  • Alki Elementary
  • Arbor Heights Elementary
  • Concord International Elementary
  • Fairmount Park Elementary
  • Gatewood Elementary
  • Genessee Hill Elementary
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Roxhill Elementary
  • Roxhill Elementary at E. C. Hughes
  • Sanislo Elementary
  • West Seattle Elementary
  • Louisa Boren STEM K-8
  • Pathfinder K-8
  • Denny International Middle School
  • Madison Middle School
  • Southwest Interagency
  • Chief Sealth International High School
  • West Seattle High School

Community Meetings

Gina believes public input is a prerequisite for Seattle Public Schools to succeed. She holds a monthly community meeting.

About Gina Topp

Priorities for Seattle Public Schools: Gina’s priorities include ensuring equity in education for all students, cultivating safe and inclusive environments, empowering educators, and engaging parents and communities to create a collaborative educational system.

Professional Background: Gina’s career is centered on public service, notably as the chief legal counsel and policy advisor to the King County Executive. With experience handling complex policy and budget challenges, she prioritizes equity, accountability, and delivery of services. She currently operates a solo law practice dedicated to assisting small businesses and nonprofits succeed.

Advocacy for Mental Health Support: Mental health plays a crucial role in every student’s well-being. Gina’s personal experience with counseling during high school challenges, following her grandmother’s passing, drives her commitment to ensure every student has access to vital mental health support.

Educational Background: Gina is a proud “triple Dawg,” having earned a B.S. in Biology, a Juris Doctorate, and a Master of Tax Law from the University of Washington.

Family: Gina resides in West Seattle with her husband Ben and their young daughter.

Gina Topp looks forward to working collaboratively to create a school system where parents, educators, and students are excited about the start of each school day. Together, we can build an SPS where each and every child has the opportunity to thrive.

Contact Director Topp

Gina Topp
School Board Director

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