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.


Meetings are planned for the 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., details here

In 2022-23 school year we will pause on holding TC Site Council meetings and will be instead holding monthly community meetings that will include all school staff, admin and both parents groups. 

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*

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

Recruitment and Hiring Committee

  • Promotes preparedness and coordination of parents for participation in hiring of staff members for Thornton Creek.
  • Learn more.

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

Kristi Straus

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.