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    Outgoing Board Directors Recognized for Dedication to Students
    Posted on 11/21/2019
    The school board and superintendent pose for a photo in the central office auditorium

    The school district recognized outgoing School Board Directors Rick Burke, Jill Geary, and Scott Pinkham at the Wednesday, November 20, board meeting. Burke, Geary, and Pinkham dedicated the past four years to creating the best educational experience for students and families across Seattle.

    “I so appreciate them for putting their faith in me to lead in Seattle and the adoption of a bold strategic plan that is steeped in racial equity,” said Superintendent Denise Juneau to the outgoing board directors during the meeting. “No other district in the nation has a strategic plan as strong as our Seattle Excellence. Thank you all for your unwavering commitment to students in SPS.”

    Director Rick Burke

    Director Burke and Superintendent Juneau post for a photo togetherIn her remarks, Superintendent Juneau recognized Burke for his fierce advocacy of Career and Technical Education and for supporting the planning of the district’s first Industry Partnerships in Education Forum to encourage community partners to become more involved in providing job and internship opportunities to high school students.


    Director Scott Pinkham

    Director Pinkham and Superintendent Juneau pose for a photo togetherPinkham was recognized for his work to ensure all students are represented, especially our Native students. Superintendent Juneau thanked him for his leadership during the district’s adoption of Since Time Immemorial, providing all Seattle Public Schools students with an education on the background and current affairs of the 29 sovereign nations within the boundaries of Washington state.


    Director Jill Geary

    Director Geary and Superintendent Juneau pose for a photo together Finally, Superintendent Juneau recognized Geary for modeling how to be a lifelong learner in service of SPS students and for her work to better serve students needing special education services.


    Seattle Public Schools thanks Burke, Geary, and Pinkham for their dedication to the school district and especially for serving all 55,000 students and their families. Newly elected board directors Chandra Hampson, Lisa Rivera Smith, and Liza Rankin will be sworn-in on Monday, December 2.