It's a funny ol' world, ain't it?
There's a post on the Alliance blog about Development (that's a euphemism for fundraising) in which the author, Mr. Gonzalez, invites folks to make a donation online or to email him with other ways they would like to get involved with the Alliance.
It occurred to me that Dr. Goodloe-Johnson no longer sits on the Alliance Board. I think she used to be on it because the Alliance lists her as a Board member, but it isn't among the non-profit boards listed in her disclosure statement and it isn't in her bio.
Actually, when you think of all of business between the District and the Alliance, there is good reason to think that a seat on the Alliance board would be a much bigger conflict of interest than even her seat on the NWEA board.
Anyway, with her no longer in that role, I reckoned that meant that her seat on the Alliance Board is available.
So I volunteered for it.
According to Mr. Gonzalez, the Alliance's goal is to convene and engage the community in meaningful discussions about education. I have been doing that exact work right here on this blog for the past several years. He also says that the Alliance's wants to rally support to achieve the positive outcomes we are all striving for. Me too! I have been rallying support for about ten years! I have exactly the sort of experience that they are looking for.
Let's see if the Alliance is willing to have me on their Board of Directors. I think I'm qualified. Who else on their Board has more applicable experience than I have?
On top of that, I am a financial professional. I have more to offer than just a deep and broad knowledge of Seattle Public Schools and two fingers on the pulse of the community - as if that weren't enough.