Student Advisory to the Superintendent
Beginning in the 2016–17 school year, Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell established the inaugural Student Advisory to the Superintendent to provide student perspective on how things are going in Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS). The student advisory convened for the first time on Oct. 17, 2016. The advisory includes a president, vice president, recorders, and reporters.
President: Kaleigha Lang
Vice President: Kaivah Misaalefua
Recorders (meeting minutes): Angela Hong & Mikayla Reedy
Reporters: Sydney Nash, Morgan Wozniak, Benny Sanchez
“Student voice is central to achieving our vision of reaching and teaching our scholars’ academic and social emotional needs in Federal Way Public Schools,” said Campbell. “I am proud of our scholars’ involvement to support their bright future.”
The council is made up of over 30 diverse students that represent all secondary schools in FWPS. At the most recent meeting, the group began to draft a recommendation to the Federal Way Public Schools’ Board of Directors to include student representation on the FWPS' board. The advisory will meet seven times throughout the 2016–17 school year. Campbell will use the council discussions to help inform her work on behalf of all students moving forward. Each school year a new cohort of student scholars will be invited to be part of the Student Advisory.
During the 2015–16 school year, Campbell incorporated scholar voice in numerous ways including the district strategic plan Core Planning Team and scholar voice focus group, the United in Greatness scholar rally, and the first annual Heroes Banquet. Student voice is also inherent in the district’s strategic plan, which was launched at the beginning of this school year.