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School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee (SS-SWAC)

Contact Information

Ella DeVerse
Program Supervisor School Safety Center
564-999-1200
ella.deverse@k12.wa.us

Ann Gray
Program Supervisor Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention
360-725-6071
ann.gray@k12.wa.us

Mike Donlin
Program Supervisor School Safety Center
360-688-3375
mike.donlin@k12.wa.us

 

In the 2019 session, under HB 1216, the legislature directed the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish a School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee (SS-SWAC).

The purpose of School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee (SS-SWAC) is to advise the superintendent, the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s School Safety Center, the Regional Safety Centers, school districts, and public and private schools on all matters related to comprehensive school safety and student well-being. 

 

Members

Organization Member
Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) Dana Anderson
Archdiocese of Seattle Sandra Barton Smith
Dioces of Spokane Kathy Hicks
Archdiocese of Western Washington Terri Fewel
Association of Washington School Principles (AWSP) Scott Seaman
Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) Bob Graham
Clear Risk Solution Rich McBride
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Nancy Bernard
Washington State Emergency Management (EMD) Stacey McClain
Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) Rose Spidell
Fire Marshal's Office Barbara McMullen
Washington State health Care Authority (HCA) Enos Mbajah
State Board of Education (SBE) Parker Teed
Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) Amber Garriott
Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) Brianne Ramos
Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) Myra Hernandez
Washington State PTA Gwen Loosmore
Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC) Aaron "Woody" Wuitschick
Washington Education Association Sandy Hunt
Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) Sharon Ricci
Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Justin Kesterson
Washington State Fusion Center (WSFC) Matt Fehler
Washington State School Director's Association (WSSDA) Abigail Westbrook
Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) Katie Gillespie
SS-SWAC-YAC, University of Washington Lily
SS-SWAC-YAC, Vashon School District Ryen
SS-SWAC-YAC, Bellevue School District Ishika
SS-SWAC-YAC, Kent School District Nevada
SS-SWAC-YAC, North Mason School District Mia
SS-SWAC-YAC, Aberdeen School District Liam
SS-SWAC-YAC, Mukilteo School District Connor
SS-SWAC-YAC, Lake Washington School District Maryam
SS-SWAC-YAC, Highline Public Schools Josue
SS-SWAC-YAC, Tacoma Public Schools Hitender
SS-SWAC-YAC, Northshore School District Laney
SS-SWAC-YAC, Lake Washington School District Ava B. 
SS-SWAC-YAC, Bethel School District Val
SS-SWAC-YAC, Seattle Public Schools Japhia
SS-SWAC-YAC, Lake Washington School District Vanesha
SS-SWAC-YAC, Olympia School District Lucy
SS-SWAC-YAC, Seattle Public Schools Jackie
SS-SWAC-YAC, Shoreline School District Ava W. 
SS-SWAC-YAC, Lake Washington School District Chloe
SS-SWAC-YAC, Issaquah School District Shagun

Participants

Organization Participant
Attorney General's Office (AGO) Erica Chang
Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Shanna McBride
Forefront Suicide Prevention Larry Wright
Kaiser Permanente Jill Patnode
Mead School District Jared Hoadley
Seattle Public Schools Benjamin Coulter
University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center Cathy Corbin
OSPI Kristin Hennessey
OSPI Scott Black
OSPI Tammy Bolen

Youth Advisory Council (SS-SWAC-YAC)

To ensure the inclusion of youth voice, the School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee - Youth Advisory Council (SS-SWAC-YAC) was created in the fall of 2019 to convene youth perspective and voice from students across the state and demographic groups. SS-SWAC-YAC members are considered members of the SS-SWAC and their convenings provide a platform for youth to discuss school safety and student well-being topics that are important to them.

 

If you have questions or would like more information about the SS-SWAC-YAC, please contact Ella DeVerse, School Safety and Student Well-Being Program Supervisor.

SS-SWAC Meeting Details

SS-SWAC, Meeting #1

September 24, 2020

Location: Zoom

SS-SWAC, Meeting #2

December 10, 2020

Location: Zoom

SS-SWAC, Meeting #3

February 18, 2021

Location: Zoom

SS-SWAC, Meeting #4

April 15, 2021

Location: Zoom

Annual School Safety Summit, Meeting #5

June 10, 2021

Location: Zoom, please register in advance

June 11, 2020

Location: Zoom

March 12, 2020

Location: Zoom

December 5, 2019

Location: ESD 113 Tumwater, Washington

September 26, 2019

Location: ESD 113 Tumwater, Washington

June 12, 2020 Safety Summit Zoom Meeting

October 24, 2019 Safety Summit

WEA: 32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way, WA 98001

April 4, 2019 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

February 7, 2019 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

December 6, 2018 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

November 1, 2018 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting, ESD 105, Yakima

October 4, 2018 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

August 7, 2018 Safety Advisory Retreat/Planning Meeting

August 6, 2018 3rd Annual Safety Summit

June 7, 2018 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

April 5, 2018 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

February 1, 2018 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

December 12, 2017 Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

October 5, 2017 2nd Annual Safety Summit

August 10, 2017 Retreat

October 6, 2016/January 26, 2017 1st Annual Safety Summit