Site Council is one of our school’s governing bodies and is made up of school administrators, appointed staff, a member of the Eastlake community, and elected representatives who are family members or caregivers of children enrolled in TOPS. There is a parent or caregiver representative for each grade band, the Parents of Color Caucus, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Group.
Site Council members are also the trustees of TOPS’s parent-organized, non-profit fundraising organization called Friends of TOPS (FOT). Money raised by Friends of TOPS provides opportunities for the TOPS community beyond what is provided by Seattle Public Schools, e.g. music for all grades, drama, movement, hourly classroom assistants, and community-building events.
Site Council meetings are held monthly and provide a forum for teachers, administrators, and families to share information, discuss concerns, raise questions, and make decisions. All parents and caregivers of TOPS students are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate (though only elected Site Council members may vote).
Your grade’s Site Council representative will regularly inform you of Site Council business and ask for your input via your grade band’s Google group. Please contact your representative if you have any questions about Site Council, the TOPS community, or school processes.
All School/Full Site Council Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7pm – 8:30pm
- September 21st
- October 19th
- November 16th
- December 14th (moved to 2nd week to accommodate Winter Break)
- January 18th
- February 15th
- March 15th
- April 19th
- May 17th
- June 21st
2022-2023 Site Council Roster
|1st grade Rep, Executive Council Treasurer||Kristen Benzel|
|2nd Grade Rep||Q Kintz|
|3rd Grade Rep||Michi Nair|
|4th Grade Rep (was Treasurer)||Nick Barnett|
|5th Grade Rep (shared)||Lily Chan|
|5th Grade Rep (shared)||Matt Anderson|
|6th Grade Rep (was DHH Parent Rep)||Meg-Ann Whitney-Miller|
|7th Grade Rep||Linda Putt|
|8th Grade Rep||Open|
|DHH At-large Parent Rep||Jennifer Bodaly|
|POCC At-large Parent Rep||Bambi Chavez|
|At Large Parent Rep||Elizabeth Krause|
|At Large Parent Rep, Executive Council Chair||Rachael Hannah|
|At Large Parent Rep, Executive Council Assistant Chair (was Exec Communications)||Vineet Kumar|
|At Large Parent Rep (Executive Council Secretary)||Erin King|
|At Large Parent Rep (Executive Council Communication) (was co-1st grade rep)||Rob Rokhsar|