SUPPORTERS

The Civics for All initiative, created by Web Hutchins, was first presented to the Seattle School Board in 2011 by a dozen of his past and present Franklin High students.

On March 17, 2014 the Seattle City Council and King County Council passed tandem “Resolutions of Support for the Civics for All Initiative.”  As the embodiment of local, direct democracy and the representative voices for millions of voters, the 9-0, 9-0 unanimous votes of these Councils signifies a tremendous affirmation of support for the Seattle School District to adopt Civics for All in our city’s schools.
 

Current Seattle School Board Supporters (Dec. 2015)

Sue Peters, Seattle School Board Director, District 4

Leslie Harris, Seattle School Board Dir., District 6

Jill Geary, Seattle School Board Dir., District 3

Rick Burke, Seattle School Board Dir., District 2

Scott Pinkham, Seattle School Board Dir., District 1

Uncommitted:

Betty Patu, Seattle School Board Dir., District 5

Stefan Blanford, Seattle School Board Dir., District 7

Exciting news:  All four of the four new school members have all publicly committed to getting CFA adopted for the 2016-2017 school year!

 

Civics for All has been received enthusiastically by a wide variety of organizations:

Locally: The Council for Public Legal Education (CPLE), the NAACP (Seattle-King Co. branch), Parents Across America (Seattle), the members of E.R.A.C. (SPS Equity & Race Advisory Committee to the Superintendent),  the PTSA (Seattle), Stand for Children Washington, the Alliance for Education,  the Seattle Alliance of Black School EducatorsCityClub of Seattle, S.E.E. -Social Equity Educators, PugetSoundOff.org, Tabor 100,   Georgetown Community Council, and City Year.

Nationally: Civics for All: Santa CruzThe Center for Civics Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement – at Tufts U.),  The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools (Sandra Day O’Connor’s organization), Kids Voting USA, the American Enterprise Institute‘s Program on American Citizenship, the Mikva Challenge, and the McCormick Foundation’s Civics Program. Email us now to be added to the list and stand up for civics!

READ CIVICS FOR ALL ENDORSEMENT LETTERS

Advisory Board:

  • Judith Billings, Civics for All Board Chair;  attorney, Targeted Alliances;  former Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction; CPLE; (Read her endorsement letter)
  • Margit McGuire,   Director, Master’s in Teaching Program, Seattle University; K-6 Civics textbook author and expert; former President of the National Council for the Social Studies;  CPLE
  • Elissa Benson – Deputy Director, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, King County Executive at King County
  • Barbara Serrano,  former editor, LA Times and Seattle Times; board member, Nat. Association of Hispanic Journalists; CPLE
  • Tim Ames,  Social Studies Dept. Chair, Nathan Hale High School (Read his endorsement letter)
  • Representative Steven Bergquist, 11th District; Social Studies teacher, Lindbergh High School, Renton
  • Zenriquez Tellez,  FedEx distribution specialist, Franklin High volunteer guidance counselor/basketball coach; Franklin High School,  c/o 2003
  • Sonny Magana, VP, Marzano Research Laboratory, Doctoral Candidate, College of Education, Seattle University; Head of Global Research, Promethean (fmr.)
  • Veratta Pegram-Floyd,  Student Development Administration and Residential Case Manager, Western Carolina University; Franklin High School c/o 2003
  • Barbara Serrano,  former editor, LA Times and Seattle Times; board member, Nat. Association of Hispanic Journalists; CPLE
  • Rick Nagel, Franklin High School social studies teacher 1966-2002 , Mock Trial Coach (National Championship winner, 2000), Law and Society pioneer; Golden Apple Award Winner 1994

Elections: Sherril Huff, Civics for All Elections Expert/Advisor ; Director, King County Elections

Website Manager: Tomo Kuman-Lesher, Website Designer/Consultant, Nathan Hale High School parent

Supporters of Civics for All:

Seattle School Board of Directors, current 

  • Sue Peters, Seattle School Board Director, District 4
  • Leslie Harris, Seattle School Board Dir., District 6
  • Jill Geary, Seattle School Board Dir., District 3
  • Rick Burke, Seattle School Board Dir., District 2
  • Uncommitted:
    • Scott Pinkham, Seattle School Board Dir., District 1
    • Betty Patu, Seattle School Board Dir., District 5
    • Stefan Blanford, Seattle School Board Dir., District 7

Seattle School Board of Directors, former

  • Sharon Peaslee, former Seattle School Board President and Director, District 1
  • Lauren McGuire, 2015 Seattle School Board Dir. candidate
  • Marty McLaren, former Seattle School Board Dir., District 6
  • Kay Smith-Blum, former Sea. School Board Dir. and President; CEO Butch Blum Inc
  • Don Neilsen, former Sea. School Board Dir. and President; CEO Pacific Coast Industrial Lighting/Light Doctor
  • Amy Hagopian, former Sea. School Board Dir.; Assoc. Prof. & Director, Comm. Oriented Public Health Practice, UW School of Public Health
  • Dick Lilly,  former Sea. School Board Dir.

Elections Officials and Educational Elections Experts

  • Sherril Huff, Director, King County Elections
  • Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State
  • Lori Augino, Director of Elections, Washington Secretary of State’s Office
  • Sam Reed, former Washington Secretary of State
  • JulieAnne Behar, Organizing Dir., WA Student Assoc.; formerly Sec. of St.’s Office, Elections Division, Voter Education and Outreach Coordinator
  • Kelly Munn, League of Education Voters, State Field Director
  • Jeff Cabot, Executive Director, KidsVotingUSA
  • Rachel Willis, Executive Director (ret.), KidsVotingUSA

State Legislators with SPS in Their District (11th, 32nd, 34th, 36th,  37th, 43rd,  & 46th) (Unanimous, 21  of 21 Endorse)

  • Senator Bob Hasegawa, 11th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Zach Hudgins, 11th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Steve Berquist, 11th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Eric Pettigrew, 37th District,  Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Sharon Tomiko-Santos, 37th District,  Wash. St. Legislature
  • Sen. Adam Kline, 37th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Eileen Cody, 34th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, 34th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Sen. Sharon Nelson, 34th District, Washington St. Legislature
  • Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Wells, 36th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Reuven Carlyle, 36th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Gael Tarleton, 36th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Sen. Jamie Pedersen, 43rd District , WA St. Legislature
  • House Speaker Frank Chopp, 43rd District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, 43rd District, WA St. Legislature
  • Sen. David Frockt, 46th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Jessyn Farrell, 46th District, WA St. Legislature (Read her endorsement letter)
  • Rep. Gerry Pollet, 46th District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Ruth Kagi, 32nd District, Wash. St. Legislature
  • Rep. Cindy Ryu, 32nd District, Washington St. Legislature

Metropolitan King County Council  (Unanimous, 9 out of 9 members endorse)

  •  Larry Phillips, (D), District 4, Council Chair (Read his endorsement letter)
  • Rod Dembowski (D), District 1
  • Larry Gossett (D), District 2
  • Kathy Lambert (R), District 3
  • Dave Upthegrove (D), District 5
  • Jane Hague (R), District 6
  • Peter Von Reichbauer (R), District 7
  • Joe McDermott (D), District 8
  • Reagan Dunn (R), District 9

Seattle City Council  (Unanimous, 9 out of 9 members endorse)   

  • Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council President
  • Nick Licata, Seattle City Council member, (co-sponsor of Civics for All Resolution)
  • Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council member,  (co-sponsor of Civics for All Resolution)
  • Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Council member
  • Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council member
  • Sally J. Clark, Seattle City Council member
  • Jean Godden, Seattle City Council member
  • Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council member
  • Mike O’brien, Seattle City Council member

Local Government Officials, present and emeriti

  • Wes Uhlman, Seattle Mayor, 1969-1977
  • Mary Alice Theiler, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Alexis Gallegos, Co-Chair of The City Neighborhood Council (CNC), a citizen-led advisory group, comprised of elected members from each of the City’s 13 Districts, organized under the authority of Seattle City Council

Local Education Experts, Reformers, and Children’s Rights  Organizers

  • Ramona Hattendorf, Board director, WA State Family & Community Engagement Trust, VP Community & Parents for Public Schools, president (frmr.), Seattle Council PTSA
  • Stephanie Alter Jones, Executive Director, Community & Parents for Public Schools of Seattle
  • Jim Theofelis, Executive Director, The Mockingbird Society
  • Sandi Everlove, Chief Learning Officer, Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education)
  • Ina Howell, Executive Director, Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators (SABSE)
  • Max Silverman, Associate Director, University of Washington – Center for Educational Leadership
  • Tre’ Maxie, Executive Director, Powerful Schools
  • Jeffery Anderson, Seattle University, Professor, Teacher Education; Director Academic Service-Learning;
  • The Honorable Bobbe Bridge, former state SC Justice, Founder and President, The Center for Children and Youth Justice
  • Dr. Quintard Taylor, University of Washington, Bullitt Professor of American History and co-creator of BlackPast.org
  • Simon Amiel, Executive Director, City Year Seattle/King County (former)
  • Margery Ginsburg, University of Washington, College of Education,  assistant professor
  • Steve Woolworth, Pioneer Human Services, Vice-Pres.; PLU,  Associate Dean, School of Education, frmr.
  • Dora Taylor, Editor: Seattle Education; Board Member: Parents Across America
  • Shannon Campion, Executive Director, Stand for Children Washington
  • Anne Martens, Marketing and Communications Director, Stand for Children Washington
  • Dave Powell, Government Affairs Director, Stand for Children Washington
  • Jenny Young, PTA Vice-President, Loyal Heights Elementary
  • Patricia Robertson, SEA Boardmember
  • Scott VanderWey, Washington State University, Director of Adventure Education, WSU Puyallup Research & Extension CenterBelinda Chin, Education Program Supervisor, Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Tina LaPadula, Education Director, Arts Corps
  • Samantha Barrera, former Civic Education Coordinator for Washington State Legislature; current Boeing Co. Staffing Specialist
  • Dr. Ruth C. White, USC  & Seattle University, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Lois Brewer, Director, Service Learning, Seattle Public Schools (Comm., Higher Ed., partnership)
  • Dr. W. Ed Reed, Seattle University, asst. professor of political science
  • Francesca Castaneda-Barajas, Planned Parenthood, Youth Development Specialist
  • Stephanie Sato, King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Truancy and Dropout Prevention
  • Chris Eide,  Teachers United, Ex. Director

Local Civic / Business/ Education Leaders

  • Jon Bridge, Co-CEO, General Counsel, Ben Bridge Jewelers;  Alliance for Education, frmr. two term  board chair
  • Nate Miles, Corporate Director of State Govt. Affairs, Eli Lilly & Co.;  Urban League of Seattle, board chair; Alliance for Education, board member,
  • Diane Douglass, Executive Director, CityClub
  • Jana L. Carlisle, Ed.D., Ex. Director, Partnership for Learning, the Washington Roundtable’s Education Foundation
  • Eric Liu, founder, Citizen University, author, former Pres. Clinton speechwriter
  • Peter Steinbrueck,  Principal,  Steinbrueck Urban Strategies, LLC
  • Simon Amiel, Executive Director, City Year Seattle/King County (former)
  • Dr. David Hanscom, Swedish Hospital Neuroscience Institute, author, educator, surgeon
  • Will Odell, CEO, Odell Consulting Group

National Civics Education Experts

  • Charles N. Quigley, Center for Civic Education (CCE), Executive Director (1965-2013); author, the National Standards for Civics and Government; CCE is the preeminent civics educator in the U.S.
  • Peter Levine,  Executive Director, CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement – at Tufts U.); CIRCLE is the preeminent civics education research organization in the in the U.S. (Read his endorsement letter)
  • Dr. Sam Wineburg, Stanford University, Margaret Jacks Professor, Education and (by courtesy) of History, (at UW from 1989-2002)
  • Kathy Swan, Univ. of Kentucky, lead author of the National Council of the Social Studies C3 Framework
  • George L. Schueppert, President, Great Books Foundation (ret. 2014) (Read his endorsement letter)
  • Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) pediatric nurse, children’s rights advocate
  • Bill Siegel, Great Books Foundation, Vice-President of school programs
  • Lisa Clarke, Dept. of Ed., Teacher Ambassador Fellow,  Kent-Meridian High School, social studies teacher (sabbat.)

Race & Equity Advocates / Experts

  • Gerald Hankerson, NAACP (Seattle-King County Branch), President
  • Carolyn Riley Payne, NAACP (Seattle-King County Branch), Vice- President
  • Rita Green, NAACP (Seattle-King County Branch), Education Chair,  PTSA President, Rainier Beach High School, ERAC (Equity & Race Advisory Committee to Superintendent Banda) member
  • Frances Partridge, Department of Equity and Race Relations, Seattle Public Schools, ERAC  member
  • Noah Prince, Department of Equity and Race Relations, Seattle Public Schools, ERAC member
  • Demetrice Lewis, Sr. Human Resource Analyst/Recruiting , Seattle Public Schools, ERAC member
  • Ina G. Howell, President, SABSE (Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators), ERAC member
  • Veronica Maria Gallardo, Director, Department of ELL and International Programs, Seattle Public Schools,  ERAC member
  • Dr. Lynette Suliana Sikahema Finau, Commissioner: Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, ERAC member
  • Kerry Cooley-Stroum, ERAC member
  • Carol Solomon, ERAC member
  • Michael Nguyen, Roxhill Elementary, teacher, ERAC member
  • Maritess Gomez, ERAC member
  • Parnell, Elaine,  ERAC member
  • Donald Tsang, ERAC member
  • Sue Lerner, Dir. of human and education support services (ret.), Tukwila school district, ERAC member
  • Khanh Cao-Tuyet, Emerson Elementary, ELL Teacher, ERAC member
  • Uti Cleveland, Highland Park Elementary, teacher, ERAC member
  • Henrik Mansfield, Ballard High school, 12th grader, ERAC member
  • Natalia Skolnik, Rainier Beach High School, history teacher, ERAC member
  • Fredrik Mansfield, Ballard High School, 12th grader, ERAC member

Seattle Public Schools: Administrators, Teachers, and Staff

  • Erika Ayer, Daniel Bagley Elementary, principal
  • Dr. Norma Zavala, Concord International Elementary School,Principal,  ERAC member
  • Ann Swiftney, Madison Middle School, asst. principal
  • Kevin Gallagher, Bryant Elementary teacher, 2011 Heroes in the Classroom Award Winner
  • Stacia Bell, Madison Middle School, librarian
  • Jenni Conrad, Hamilton Middle School, social studies teacher
  • Trolice Flowers, South Lake High School, custodian
  • Jeff Treistman, Denny Middle School, social studies teacher
  • Henry Leveque, McClure Middle School, counselor
  • Monica Menchaca, SPS transportation
  • Noam Gundle, Ballard High, social studies teacher
  • Susan Kingsbury, Graham Hill Elementary
  • Peter Henry, science expert,  substitute teacher
  • Kevin Zelco, Kimball Elementary
  • Peter Junkerman, Chief Sealth High School, science teacher
  • Andrew Russel,  Dearborn Park Elementary
  • Jerome Jefferson, South Lake High School, security specialist
  • Michelle Green, South Lake High School, FCS and Grads teacher
  • Gabe Ladd, South Lake High School, truancy specialist
  • Sonny Byers, South Lake High School, truancy specialist
  • Patricia Hawthorne, South Lake High School, Special Education teacher
  • Chris Syrjala, South Lake High School, Career Center teacher
  • Giovanna Alaimo, South Lake High School, Marketing teacher
  • Cathy Kellogg, South Lake High School, Social Studies, LA, Sped teacher
  • Dan Troccoli, Franklin High School, social studies teacher
  • Khanh Cao, Emerson Elementary, ESL teacher
  • Kristin Reiter, Emerson Elementary, SLP teacher
  • Serena Quinn, Madison Middle School, science teacher
  • Bryan Trotter, Madison Middle School, Math teacher
  • Hilary Workman, Madison Middle School, Humanities teacher
  • Darren Hunter, Madison Middle School, Special Ed. teacher
  • Teanna Campbell, Madison Middle School, teacher
  • Virgie Harris, Madison Middle School, Humanities teacher
  • Andrew Medicine-White-Crow, Madison Middle School,  Custodian
  • Matt Carter, Franklin High School, social studies teacher
  • Roderick Booker, Madison Middle School,  YMCA program director
  • Patti Crow, Madison Middle School, Special Ed. teacher
  • Alexandra Ndegwa, Madison Middle School, YMCA
  • Juan Rubio, Madison Middle School, Special Ed. teacher
  • Mike Thomas, Madison Middle School, Science teacher
  • Angela Clement, Madison Middle School, science teacher
  • Susan Ovens, Madison Middle School, social studies/LA teacher
  • Johann Chin, Madison Middle School, social studies/LA teacher teacher
  • Divina Lauren, Madison Middle School, academic counselor
  • Teanna Campbell, Madison Middle School,  special ed. teacher
  • Andrew Kormos, Madison Middle School,  special ed. teacher
  • Maria Penner, Madison Middle School, Fiscal Specialist
  • Alan Soble, McClure Middle School, social studies teacher
  • Kimberly Noble, McClure Middle School, science teacher
  • Marian Wagner, Salmon Bay K-8, elementary ed.,  science teacher and trainer
  • Heather Griffin, Chief Sealth High School, Language Arts teacher
  • Shawn LeValley, teacher, Thornton Creek Elementary School
  • Mike Lawson, Franklin High School, woodshop teacher
  • Susan Stahl, Ballard High School, Language Arts teacher
  • Dan Magill, Franklin High School, science teacher and education blogger

Seattle Public Schools Educators, emeriti

  • Rick Nagel, Franklin High School (1966-2000), social studies dept. chair, Mock Trial Coach, Golden Apple Award winner
  • Elaine Wetterauer, Nathan Hale High School, language arts dept. chair
  • Eric Benson, Nathan Hale High School, principal, Golden Apple Award winner

District high school social studies teachers supporting Civics for All:

  • Anna Howell – Rainier Beach High School
  • Don Eaton – Franklin High School
  • Hersh Mandelman – Garfield High School
  • Vernel Nicholas – Chief Sealth International High School
  • Jesse Hogopian – Garfield High School
  • Eddi Snead – Chief Sealth International High School
  • Renee Phelps – West Seattle High School
  • John Nygaard – Ballard High School
  • Ian Golash – Chief Sealth International High School
  • Beth Brunton – Middle College
  • Paulette Thompson – Middle College
  • Kevin Lawr –Ingraham High School
  • Shie Benaderet – Cleveland High School
  • Kate Reedy – Cleveland High School
  • Vernon Louden – Roosevelt High School
  • Andrew Coughran – Cleveland High School
  • Steve Petek – Chief Sealth International High School
  • Kristi Barnes – Roosevelt High School
  • Ian Malcom – Roosevelt High School
  • John H. Nygaard – Ballard High School
  • Patty Killian – Ballard High School
  • Bonnie Saunders – West Seattle High School
  • Tony Renouard – Nathan Hale High School
  • Jeff Morgen, Ph.D. – Ingraham High School
  • Alanah Baron – Cleveland High School
  • Robin Wilson – Middle College
  • Jenny Nau – Nathan Hale High School
  • Erin Paynter – Ingraham High School
  • Erin Lynch – Nathan Hale High School
  • Noah Zeichner – Chief Sealth International High School
  • Valerie Orock – Chief Sealth International High School
  • Ted Lockery – Nathan Hale High School
  • Mark Epstein – Rainier Beach High School
  • Doug Edelstein – Nathan Hale High School
  • Janine Magidman – Roosevelt High School
  • Mike Linett — Nathan Hale High School
  • Greg Feise — Ballard High School
  • Jon Greenberg, Center School
  • Gerardine Carrol — Center School
  • Nathan King — Garfield High School

Youth  and Young Graduate Advisory Panel

  • Nhi Nghe, Franklin HS graduate, Young Graduate Advisory Panel
  • Heileen Baluran, Franklin HS graduate, Young Graduate Advisory Panel
  • Veratta Pegram-Floyd,  M.Ed,  College Access Now CPS Supervisor; Franklin High School c/o 2003
  • Cartchai Buapetch, US Bank, Franklin High graduate, c/o 2001
  • Zenriquez Tellez, AA, FedEx distribution specialist, Franklin High volunteer guidance counselor/basketball coach; FHS c/o 2003

SPS Parents, Alums, other

  • Peiter and Lorraine Sundgren, Hale and Ingraham High Alums
  • Jerome Fitzmaurice, Roosevelt HS parent
  • Andrea Otanez, Roosevelt High School parent
  • Bill and Tomo Kuman-Lesher, Nathan Hale High School parents
  • JP Geyer, social studies and language arts teacher, Tyee High School, Highline School District
  • Michael Jankanish, History Dept. Chair, Wilson High School, Tacoma
  • Emily Schiessl, Seattle University, Masters in Teaching
  • Erin Jones, testifying to the Seattle School Baord, 2/3/2016 http://www.seattleschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=15690

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