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      ACCESS: The Ripple Effect. The Relationship Between Schools and Community in Mercer Island

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      October 11, 2019

      Friday  10:00 AM

      8236 SE 24th Street
      Mercer Island, Washington 98040

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      ACCESS: The Ripple Effect. The Relationship Between Schools and Community

      ACCESS to highly ranked schools is one of the top reasons why people move.  Find out what leaders in our area are doing to keep up with the growth, diversity, and perception at this one-of-a-kind event! Educate. Inform. Lead.  Our speakers: Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris is a Snohomish, WA native who graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University. In addition to his role as State Superintendent, Chris also serves on the State Board of Education, Workforce Training and Education Board and the State Board of Natural Resources. Superintendent Reykdal's priorities include: increasing basic education funding, improve academic achievement and close opportunity gaps, increase pathways to graduation and improve our statewide assessment system. My-Linh Thai, Representative 41st Legislative District Representative Thai is committed to education, focusing on equity and access to all. She was a School Board Director for the Bellevue School District and served as the V.P. of the Washington State Board of Directors Association. My-Lihn is the Vice-Chair of the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee, The Health and Wellness Committee, The Education Committee and the Education Accountability Oversight Committee. Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent, Lake Washington School District Dr. Stavem earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and a Masters of Arts degree in Education Leadership from Bethel University, an Administrative Licensure degree from St. Mary's University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She started her career in St. Paul, Minnesota as a teacher and was previously the Superintendent of Blair Community Schools in Blair, Nebraska. M. A. Leonard, VP & Market Leader Pacific Northwest, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.  M.A. earned her Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois and completed Master's level coursework at Cornell University. M.A. works to build the core values of Enterprise Community partners by providing strategic assistance to various community development organizations with affordable housing development in Washington and Oregon. She is a chair for the Washington State Affordable Housing Advisory Board, a board member of the Washington Community Reinvestment Community Association, and a member of three other housing committees. Zachary DeWolf, Seattle School Board Member, District 5 Zachary was recently elected to the Seattle School Board as a Director representing six Seattle districts. He previously served as President of Capitol Hill Community Council and as a commissioner for the Seattle Housing Authority Board. Zachary's commitment to the betterment of the community through education is demonstrated by his involvement in numerous organizations in Seattle.   3 Clock Hours 

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