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    Gratitude for Director Mack's Service to Seattle Public Schools
    Posted on 01/13/2021

    Gratitude for Director Mack's Service to Seattle Public Schools

    Director Mack (District IV) Resigns from School Board

    Director Eden Mack has announced her resignation from the Seattle School Board. Director Mack has been a tireless advocate for public education in Seattle — as a district board director, co-founder of the parent advocacy group Washington's Paramount Duty, and as the former Legislative Chair of the Seattle Council of Parent, Teacher and Student Association (SCPTSA).

    During her tenure, Director Mack made numerous contributions to the district including:

    • Continued advocacy for ample funding of K-12 education in Washington and new progressive revenue;
    • During her directorship, voters approved two levies crucial to district operations;
    • Ms. Mack was integral to the necessary board considerations and approvals that led to the successful reopening of Lincoln High School in 2019 – the first comprehensive high school to open in more than 50 years;
    • As committee chair of the board’s Operations Committee for three years, Ms. Mack presided over improvements to the district's policies around long-range facility planning and processes, the construction or modernization of eight school buildings, and significant improvements to the district's nutrition services and transportation departments;
    • She supported operationalizing racial equity for the capital programs; and
    • Ms. Mack served on the Legislative Committee for the Washington State Schools Directors' Association (WSSDA) for three years representing Seattle Public Schools in important state conversations.

    Seattle Public Schools thanks Eden for her service and wishes her the best in her next chapter.

    The process the district will use to fill the District IV position, representing Northwest and Central Seattle including Magnolia, Queen Anne, and southern neighborhoods in Ballard will be launched Friday, January 15 with more information to be communicated to the community and staff on that date. The Board will appoint a candidate to serve until the next regularly scheduled Board election. In this case, the next Board election is in November 2021.