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

Read Minutes from a Past Site Council Meeting


The Site Council is the administrative body representing the 501(c)3 organization named Thornton Creek Parent Group. Principal Board positions (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer) are described in the by-laws.


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

Communications Committee*

Curriculum Committee*

  • Organizes parent education events about expeditionary learning and other curricula used in our unique program. (Responsive Classroom, EL, etc.).

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.
  • Equity in Expeditionary Learning

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

Fundraising Committee*

Grant Writing Committee

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

Hospitality Committee*

Recruitment and Hiring Committee

Safety Committee

  • Promotes Safety in the TC community by disseminating accurate information.
  • Promotes other safety measures around students getting to and from school safely (traffic, biking, pedestrian access).
Read Minutes from a Past Site Council Meeting


Site Council contacts

Erin MacDougall

Jessica Knaster Wasse

Roddy Theobald


Betsy Rathwell


District Relations*

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)

Lisa Berman
Megan Tremain

Jana Dilley
Sarah Stempski

Sterling Maximo



Parent Education

Special Education
Christie Robertson

Recruitment and Hiring

Grant Writing

Volunteer coordinators


Yearbook Coordinator
Sarah Tien

*Position or committee has voting responsibility.

++Position is unfilled. Contact Erin MacDougall if interested.