Site Council

Everybody is invited to participate!

The governing body of our school, Site Council, is a terrific way to get involved in your child’s school, meet a lot of great people, and really make a difference in our school community! Learn more.


Generally every 2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., details here

Site Council meetings are open meetings. Child care can be provided for in-person meetings if arrangements are made at least one day before the Site Council meeting. To make arrangements, contact the Chair


The Site Council is the administrative body representing the 501(c)3 organization named Thornton Creek Parent Group.


Committees with voting rights at Site Council are noted with an asterisk.

Communications Committee*

  • Maintains the Thornton Creek website.
  • Produces the Thornton Creek newsletter, directory, and handbook.

Curriculum Committee*

  • Organizes parent education events about expeditionary learning and other curricula used in our unique program.
  • Compiles and produces the yearly expedition newsletter.

District Relations Committee*

  • Monitors proposals that are under consideration by the Zone and School District.
  • Fosters and maintains relationships with other schools and educational groups.
  • Represents the views and concerns of the Thornton Creek Site Council to the larger Seattle Public School community.

Equity, Diversity and inclusivity Committee

  • Plans and implements school-wide diversity events for students, families, and staff.
  • Supports and encourages discussions about diversity at Thornton Creek that facilitate understanding and celebration of differences.
  • Learn more.

Enrichment Committee

  • Coordinates before- and after-school activities with parent volunteers and vendors.
  • Compiles and distributes registration information at the start of each session.

Facilities Committee

  • Proposes and implements improvements to and maintenance of facilities, including landscaping, water quality, and earthquake preparedness.

Fundraising Committee*

  • Plans and coordinates events to raise funds to support Site Council programs.

Grant Writing Committee

  • Identifies and seeks funding from a variety of sources to support specific programs at Thornton Creek.

Hospitality Committee*

  • Organizes the welcoming events for new families.
  • Plans a variety of appreciation events for teachers and staff.

Recruitment and Hiring Committee

  • Plans and coordinates recruitment of staff members for Thornton Creek.
  • Learn more.

Safety Committee

  • Organizes Health and Medical Safety Committee.
  • Organizes all disaster preparedness, including earthquake supplies.

Meeting minutes

2021-22 Meeting Minutes 

2020-21 Meeting Minutes

Find older minutes on the TC school website


Site Council contacts

Chelsea Lin 


Roddy Theobald

Jessica Prince

Emily Mitchell
  – Website editors
  – Newsletter submissions


District Relations*
Matt Mitchell

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)

Lisa Berman
Megan Tremain

Jana Dilley
Sarah Stempski

Kathleen Phan
++Co-Chair Unfilled


Courtney Bell
Erica Seddig Carter

Parent Education

Special Education
Christie Robertson


Recruitment and Hiring

Grant Writing

Volunteer coordinators
Jenny Pinto
Karen Wirkala

Yearbook Coordinator
Sarah Tien

*Position or committee has voting responsibility.

++Position is unfilled. Contact Chelsea Lin if interested.