When I started this blog, my goal was to get parents talking together and working together across schools. And that's happened because of the great people who joined the blog.
Charlie and Melissa have been the most active contributors by far, and I respect and value their contributions greatly, in addition to liking them both as people.
Of course, the other blog contributors, Michael Rice, Andrew Kwatinetz, and Johnny Calcagno, have also been welcome voices on this blog, along with the commenters. The more voices, the better.
I value the work of all the district's education advocates --- CPPS, CEASE, Chris Jackins, Von Paul Patu, Roscoe Bass, Don Alexander, and many others. That doesn't mean I always agree with them, but I believe everybody who is motivated to work to improve Seattle Schools for all children has an important voice that should be heard and something to contribute.
I joined CPPS because the Board and volunteer staff members share my vision and passion for improving Seattle Public Schools for all children.
I recruited Mel, Charlie and others to post on this blog because they share my vision and passion for improving Seattle Public Schools for all children.
This blog will be strengthened by having additional voices, so I am opening up recruitment again for additional contributors. Please let me know if you are interested by sending an e-mail.
And CPPS will be strengthened by having additional voices/members, so I can encourage you to sign up for their newsletter and consider joining.
Parents and community members working together city-wide can make a real difference in Seattle Public Schools.