June 30, 2015 - Alliance for Education



June 30, 2015 - Alliance for Education
Q2  April 1 – June 30, 2015
The following itemizes the investments and activities undertaken by the Alliance
for Education on behalf of Seattle Public Schools during the 2nd quarter of 2015.
Investments & Support: At a Glance
directed to SPS in Q2
directed to SPS YTD in 2015
Over $154 million
raised since 1995
Human Resources Redesign
 SPS invited to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to support the third and
final year of partnership with the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy.
Principal Leadership Support
 New Principal Matters project fully funded and launched, providing a
range of principal supports including scholarships, leadership
development opportunities, recognition and celebration events and a
new innovation award. To be piloted in the 2015-2016 school year.
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STR Cohort 3 at the Jonathan J. Bridge
Seattle Teacher Residency
Orientation Institute
 Cohort 1 graduates (20) entering 2 year of teaching in Title I schools.
 Cohort 2 resident graduates (26) hired into Title I schools to begin their teaching careers.
 Cohort 3 residents (31) selected, oriented, engaged in coursework and already in summer school
 Key donors hosted at STR Visit Day to observe Residents sharing year-end Focus Student projects.
 Resident curriculum redesigned to support greater integration across courses and increase theory and
practice connections.
 Mentor selection process strengthened; mentor/resident “meet and greet” held to facilitate matches.
 Graduation induction support increased for Cohort 3 based on feedback from grads & STAR mentors.
Additional Investments and Recognition for School Staff & Students
 $5,000 awarded to teachers from Chief Sealth High School, Denny International Middle School, Mercer
International Middle School and Rainier Beach High School (Swain Award).
 $4,000 in scholarships awarded to student leaders and artists at Ballard High School, Franklin High
School, Nathan Hale High School and Rainier Beach High School (Naramore and Sherburne Awards).
 $3,000 awarded to librarians at Maple Elementary & Beacon Hill Elementary (Covey Award).
Ongoing relationship-building with the business and philanthropic community
 Convened Philanthropic Partners in Public Education (PPPE) – the Bezos Family Foundation, Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation, Biller Family Foundation, Boeing Company, Microsoft, Nesholm Family
Foundation, Paul G. Allen Foundation, Raikes Foundation and Seattle Foundation for a conversation with
the Superintendent about strategic resource needs.
“What an amazing gift this was for [Naramore Student Artist Scholarship winner] Euel, beyond the financial
grant. A life’s lesson for all of us.”
- Melissa Hancock, art instructor, Rainier Beach High School
Q2 Fiscal Services: At a Glance
$2.9 million
held in secure
accounts for 200+
school groups
in donations to
schools processed
disbursed to schools
upon request
provided to school
fundraising volunteers
Additional Service Work and Subgrants
 $215,477 to support Kids in the Middle Literacy Initiative at Aki Kurose, Asa Mercer & Denny middle
schools through the Nesholm Family Foundation.
 $23,881 to support Confucius Institute programs at SPS.
 $18,000 to support the professional development of science educators at SPS.
“I felt appreciated and that I do make a difference
standing among great educators last night. Thank you
and the Alliance for giving us a moment to stop moving
and celebrate our work.”
- Chief Sealth High School teacher Lori Douglas
2015 Swain Award Winner
April 30  Office Open House, welcoming the community to the Alliance for
Education’s newly designed office space
May 20  Alliance for Education Board of Directors meeting at Rainier Beach
High School
June 2  2nd Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony at MOHAI honoring the
Naramore Student Artist
principal, teachers, librarians and students receiving the Foster, Swain,
winners at the
Sherburne, Covey and Naramore awards.
June 5 
Seattle Teacher Residency Visit Day at Madrona K-8
June 9 
New resident/mentor meet-and-greet at El Centro de la Raza
June 15  Jonathan J. Bridge Orientation Institute for Cohort 3 Seattle Teacher Residents
…Next Up in Q3: Chattanooga visits STR, 3-day Deloitte University for principals, STR Cohort 2 Graduate
celebration, Board of Directors tours Van Asselt Elementary, and more!
* Denotes Ex
Bradley Hoff, Chair, Foster Pepper
Pamela Banks, Urban League
Jon Bridge, Ben Bridge Jewelers
Jane Broom, Microsoft Corp.
Sherry Carr, Seattle School Board
Fay Chapman, Community Volunteer
Lisa Chick, City Year
Erle Cohen, Seed IP
Matthew Dailey, LPL Financial
Maud Daudon, Seattle Chamber*
Dan Dixon, Swedish Medical Center
Roger Erskine, SEA (retired)
Pam Eshelman, Roosevelt Foundation
Lynnette Frank, Deloitte
Brett Gerry, The Boeing Co.
Steven Gottlieb, Gottlieb Group
George Griffin, G3 Associates
Ken Hamm, First Choice Health
Sheila Edwards Lange, UW
Bruce Leader, Microsoft Corp.
Nate Miles, Eli Lilly
Chase Morgan, Bridge Partners
Sara Morris, Alliance for Education*
Dr. Larry Nyland, Superintendent*
Estela Ortega, El Centro de la Raza
Matthew Paddock, Metzler
Dan Sudit, BMO Harris
Jena Thornton, Eagle Rock Ventures
Sally Yates, Group Health
David Zapolsky, Amazon.com
Artie Buerk ∙ Ken Alhadeff ∙ Patty Bedient ∙ Herb Bridge ∙ Phyllis Campbell ∙ Don Covey ∙ Kirby Cramer ∙ Anne Farrell ∙ Victor Fung ∙ Gary Gannaway ∙ Bob Gerth ∙
Josef Gray ∙ Nick Hanauer ∙ Pam MacEwan ∙ John Mangels ∙ Tomio Moriguchi ∙ Jim Morris ∙ Shan Mullin ∙ Don Nielsen ∙ Donovan Olson ∙ Patrick Patrick ∙ Louis
Pepper ∙ Roger Percy ∙ Peggy Phillips ∙ Shane Philpot ∙ Bill Rex ∙ Judy Runstad ∙ Cheryl Scott ∙ Gary Severson ∙ Pete Shimer ∙ John Warner ∙ Bob Watt ∙
RY Woodhouse
Maggie Allen ∙ Marisa Bier, PhD ∙ Sara Circelli ∙ Cathey Fraser ∙ Christy Giles ∙ Jami Herring ∙ Gina La Porta Roller ∙ Cynthia McKinney ∙ Jim
Molloy ∙ Sara Morris ∙ Alma Romero ∙ Alicia Sands ∙ Mark Taylor ∙ Amy Ward ∙ Mike Woodman
For previous Partnership Reports, please visit www.alliance4ed.org/who-we-are/quarterly-reports

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