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    Student Advisory Board

    The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) consists of high school students who serve as liaisons between the student body and district administration. Representing all schools in the district, SAB members provide student voice, advocate for student interests, and provide valuable feedback to the superintendent and school district.

    Jasmine Anderson, 11th Grade, Roosevelt High School

    Photo of Jasmine AndersonJasmine is excited to discuss the need for diversity in schools. She would like to advocate for every school to host an assembly or day to learn about people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    Katie Bishop, 10th Grade, The Center School

    Photo of Jasmine AndersonThroughout her time with Seattle Public Schools, Katie has remained vocal in advocating for others and is excited to make change and feel heard; represent her school, past schools, and those subsequent communities.

    Ramona Blackbird, 11th Grade, The Center School

    Photo of Ramona BlackbirdRamona is excited for an opportunity to have an influence at a high level in Seattle Public Schools. She thinks that it is important for youth to have a voice in the education process because of the unique experiences they bring to the table. She wants to start dialogue about gender and sexuality and how the district can work to improve understanding at the school and district level.

    Dylan Blanford, 11th Grade, Garfield High School

    Photo of Dylan BlanfordDylan is excited to enact change and make Seattle Public Schools more positive for marginalized groups, especially queer students of color. They highlight policy change, training for staff, and more inclusive curriculum being taught in classes about LGBTQ sexual education, the colonization of America, and expansive Black history.

    Jack Brown, 11th Grade, Ingraham High School

    Photo of Jack BrownJack’s goal is to leave the entire Seattle Public Schools district better than it would be if he was ever in it. He hopes to eliminate cultural ignorance, citing examples of personal experience with adults’ lack of education about authentic native histories.

    Isabella Crone-Baron, 11th Grade, Ballard High School

    Photo of Isabella Crone-BaronIsabella is excited to offer student voice to the School Board and Superintendent’s work and to influence training and experiences for students to learn about sexual harassment and how to report it. Working for the past year to encourage youth to vote and use their voice, she is interested to expand that initiative across the district.

    Rose Glen, 12th Grade, Chief Sealth International High School

    Photo of Rose GlenRose is excited to represent her school and cultural background. She hopes to improve the ways students understand through teachers building relationships and supporting educator training on culturally responsive teaching strategies.

    Talia Glick, 11th Grade, Ingraham High School

    Photo of Talia GlickTalia wants to support representing marginalized student voices and make sure students have voices. She is interested in working on diversity, particularly in representation in advanced programs. Additionally, she hopes to see more accessibility options for students in accessing no-cost menstrual hygiene in schools.

    Theodoric Greenleaf, 12th Grade, West Seattle High School

    Photo of Theodoric GreenleafTheodoric hopes to improve his community in expanding education and training for students and staff around such topics as LGBTQ history and race relations. He is also hoping to improve the communication systems between students, school, and district staff.

    Ella Guo, 9th Grade, Nova High School

    A photo of Ella GuoElla is interested in helping students learn about the harm they may have caused others and how they can help heal. She believes education should serve as a tool to learn about hurt and the ways to heal.

    Teyo Lee, 10th Grade, Nova High School

    A photo of Teyo LeeTeyo is interested in making sure that all students from different backgrounds have a voice of leadership for speaking their truths. They are a sophomore from The Nova Project, and hope to bring Nova’s ideals of inquiry and compassion to the S.S.A.B.

    Sebastian Pallais-Aks, 10th Grade, Lincoln High School

    A photo of Sebastian Pallais-AksSebastian is excited to serve on the Student Advisory Board and to be a voice for the diverse needs of SPS students. As a student leader at Lincoln, he hopes to empower students to become more active participants in decision making at the district level.

    Ari Phillips, 12th Grade, Middle College at Northgate

    Photo of Ari PhillipsAri is inspired to lead in educating staff about student’s emotional disabilities that may affect their learning. She hopes to give teachers training around the affects that anxiety and depression can have on kids of all ages.

    Angelina Riley, 11th Grade, Rainier Beach High School

    Photo of Angelina RileyAngelina is ready to see change in this city and throughout the district. She is thrilled to be a part of making schools more equitable and safer. She hopes to communicate with all stakeholders in making sure everyone’s voice is heard communicating across the district.

    Aneesa Roidad, 12th Grade, Ballard High School

    Photo of Aneesa RoidadAneesa is proud to be a part of a coalition of students from across the district in dealing with district-wide issues. She would like to influence an equitable implementation of the dress code, restorative justice practices, and mandatory ethnic studies district-wide. She has a feeling that the Board is going to do something amazing in their work together.

    Fran Shannon, 12th Grade, Nathan Hale High School

    A photo of Fran ShannonFran would like to advocate for more student voice in the district because education is supposed to be for the student, yet Fran believes that students have very little say in district decisions.

    Sam Sheynkman, 12th Grade, Roosevelt High School

    Photo of Sam SheynkmanSam hopes to influence the dress code and has had firsthand experience with advocate work for friends. He is looking forward to having influence and improving relationships between administration and students because he notices gaps in communication and practice.

    Sabrina Slye, 10th Grade, West Seattle High School

    Photo of Sabrina SlyeSabrina is excited to influence adults’ understanding of the wide range of students’ learning styles. She is sure that the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board will show the perspective of students and encourage those in power to incorporate student voice in future decisions.

    Iliana Soto, 12th Grade, Seattle World School

    Photo of Iliana SotoIliana thinks it’s really cool they’ve started doing this because it reflects the thinking that student voice is integral to the district’s work. She is interested in bringing more people together, collaborating with students across cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

    Rianna Thompson, 12th Grade, Nathan Hale High School

    Photo of Rianna ThompsonRianna is a proud native and hopes to work to lift up the native community. She is also passionate about advocating for students with various learning disabilities.

    Rena Mateja Walker Burr, 10th Grade, Cleveland High School

    Photo of Rena Walker BurrRena believes the true root cause of the opportunity gap and why students do not feel comfortable showing up for who they truly are is due to racism and bigotry. She is excited to be a part of solutions, working as a team and helping others to recognize their gifts.

    Myhanh Wong, 12th Grade, Franklin High School

    Photo of Myhanh WongMyhanh finds one of the highlights of joining the council to be the cultivation of relationships with students from across the district, coming together to work for the betterment of Seattle Public Schools. She would like to see equal distribution of wealth throughout the school system.