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    Erin Dury: District IV

    About Erin Dury

    Director Dury was appointed by the School Board to represent District IV, which includes Northwest Seattle including Magnolia, Queen Anne, and southern neighborhoods in Ballard, in March 2021. The District VII seat became vacant after the resignation of Eden Mack. Director Dury will serve on the board in the District IV position for the remainder of Director Mack's term, which concludes with the November 2021 election.

    "I am honored and grateful to serve District IV and the Seattle Public Schools. I recognize the privilege and position of power this appointment has and know that true service will be shown through action and centering community voice, particularly those who historically and currently do not have the access to have their voice heard.

    I believe it is the role of the SPS Board to represent and address the needs of the district as a whole while uplifting the voices of those who have systematically been silenced.

    "District 4 is largely perceived as white and is categorized at a "lower disadvantage and priority" (per the Racial and Social Equity Index of the City of Seattle). This categorization may result in a tendency to rank conversations of equity as lower priority in this district.

    "I believe, instead, it is because of this Districts position of advantage that we must prioritize equity.

    "The role of the Board and all the representatives is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where every child can learn and grow. It is our duty to dismantle the systems that keep BIPOC students from achieving their full potential. This cannot be done in silos and change will only come from full participation of those in positions of power.

    "In filling this position on the Board, I will work with the Board and leadership in their commitment to "substantial systemic, dismantling and reconstruction" as stated in the letter from President Hampson and Vice President Hersey, dated December 17, 2020.

    "As a performance-driven leader and change agent with proven success in leading organizations through significant transition, I bring the background and knowledge to move this work forward.

    "I am skilled at rallying people and organizations behind a plan and partnering with others to craft disruptive yet realistic solutions.

    "Students deserve the utmost dedication for those who can do the most for them and I will always center the role that this Board can have in the improved circumstances of children across the City."

    In service,

    Erin Dury

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    Erin Dury

    School Board Director

    Erin.Dury@seattleschools.org 

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

    Committees

    • Audit & Finance Committee
    • BEX & BTA Capital Programs Oversight Committee Liaison

    Schools Represented

    District 4 Map

    • 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