Annual Report 2013-14

Welcome from the Student Council

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Hello from the seventh grade Student Council! Our seventh grade year is all about leadership. The SGS community has elected us as this year’s Student Council and we’ve been given this opportunity to write this message to tell you a bit about last year. First, we wanted to tell you a little bit about our school.

We feel like the learning here is very different from most middle schools. We embrace mistakes and learn from them because we’re given the chance to work through our mistakes. Our teachers cater to our independent learning styles and always support us when we have questions. We work to build up the confidence of everybody – regardless of gender, race and ability – we are all equal.

We also feel like our student voices are heard through suggestion box, class meetings, and by giving feedback to teachers and classmates at many points in the year. We get to speak up and make a change about anything we feel is unfair or needs to be different. SGS gives us a chance to learn how to advocate for ourselves and take charge.

We believe we can change the world by changing people’s perspectives. We’re changing how girls are seen in the world. This year, we’re especially looking forward to making an impact with our Pay It Forward projects. In seventh grade, we get a chance to pick an issue we feel strongly about, learn about the topic so we can educate others, and then encourage others to do something. We ask ourselves, “What can we do to make a difference?” Not only are we giving back, but we are also paying it forward.

Now, we wanted to tell you a little about the most exciting parts of last year from our perspective. For one, we got to talk to Hillary and Chelsea Clinton! SGS also introduced a summer program, where younger kids can take a STEAM course, and our students can sign up to lead as student mentors. It was great to build relationships with the kids, and it was fun to see them learn things that they normally might not experience. “I felt so professional and felt like I was giving back. I’ve gone to a lot of camps, but nothing where I got to have kids looking up to me.” STEAM changed our school. It’s now part of our curriculum and gives us a chance to feel empowered. We know that we can do anything as well as anyone else can.

On behalf of the SGS community, we want to thank everyone for supporting our wonderful school. We believe this is a great place for young women to become empowered to do great things. Without your support, this wouldn’t be possible.


Student Council Signatures

A note from Rafael…

Rafael_webI have the privilege of sharing the leadership of our unique school with our students! Empowering young adolescents places a responsibility on the adults in their lives to genuinely listen to them and respect their perspectives. The girls of SGS have some great ideas, and they are determined to put them into action. Come see for yourself. They are eager to talk to you!

Rafael del Castillo, Head of School

A Few Key Highlights of 2013-2014

To get an inside look at the mission of Seattle Girls’ School in action, watch the videos below that illustrate some of the key events and activities of the 2013-2014 school year.

First STEAM Camp + STEAM Surge

SGS launched its first week-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) summer camp in August 2013. We also saw our first annual STEAM Surge in November 2013, which is a two-week project-intensive time that immerses all SGS girls in projects like programming, robotics, and building hydraulic arms. After experiencing our STEAM programs, girls can visualize themselves as scientists, engineers, and software developers.


Sharon Hammel Garden Completed

Our Sharon Hammel Garden, named after a Seattle Girls’ School Founder, was completed in the 2013-2014 school year through generous donations and almost 500 volunteer hours. The project includes a vegetable garden, wildflower garden, rain garden, and green house. The garden not only beautifies our campus, but it serves many purposes including being a backdrop for curriculum and a place for students to gather outside.

Watch as Anastacia Tolbert (Ms. A), who taught 5th grade in the 2013-2014 school year, talks about the development of her curriculum around the garden and what it meant for her class.

Sharon Hammel Garden

We Welcomed Consulting Psychologist: Dr. Ronnie Cunngingham

We welcomed Dr. Ronnie Cunningham as a consulting psychologist at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. Dr. C. is on campus at SGS every other week and is a valuable resource to our students and families. With 20 years of experience in education and psychology, he is passionate about helping students.

Consulting Psychologist: Dr. Ronnie Cunningham

First Entrepreneur Day

On January 21, 2014, 7th grade students took a progressive field trip to learn about entrepreneurship on our very first Entrepreneur Day. The day was organized by Liz Pearce, CEO of LiquidPlanner. During their field trip, students heard about product development (Sarah Bryar, CEO of Rivet & Sway), fundraising (Julie Sandler, Principal of Madrona Venture Group), software development (Liz Pearce, CEO of LiquidPlanner), intellectual property (Christina Lomasney, Physicist, President and CEO (co-founder) of Modumetal), building a brand (Jane Park, CEO and Founder of Julep), and finally, developing culture in the workplace (Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz). The second Entrepreneur Day is scheduled for February 26, 2015.

Entrepreneur Day 2014

Chosen to Participate in the No Ceilings Skype Conversation with the Clinton Foundation

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton spoke with girls at Seattle Girls’ School  during a live Skype conversation on April 17, 2014. SGS was one of four schools selected by the Clinton Foundation to participate in this very first No Ceilings conversation, which was moderated by America Ferrera, on the topics of girls’ education and future leadership.

Watch as this student recalls her experience of being given the opportunity to speak with these influential women during our Skype call.

No Ceilings Skype Conversation with the Clinton Foundation

Largest Annual Luncheon

The 12th Annual Seattle Girls’ School Luncheon, held on May 8, 2014, was the most-attended Luncheon to date with over 600 attendees. What is remarkable about the Luncheon is that our students host the program and collaborate on the creation of its content. Join us for our 13th Annual Luncheon on May 14, 2015.

Take a look at what this student says about her experience being an emcee for the event last year.


12th Annual Luncheon

Track Team Added to our Athletics Program

In the 2013-2014 school year, SGS added its very first track team to our athletics program. Listen to how this student’s track experience shifted her ideas of what it means to be part of a team.

Track - Being Part of the Team

2013-2014 Financial Summary













Financial Aid


Total Financial Aid Granted $583,890


Students Who Received Financial Aid 46%



Endowment as of June 2014: $4,781,043


We’re so thankful for our generous donors!

Every effort has been made to acknowledge each donor. We apologize for any omissions or errors. If we need to make a correction to your listing, please call us at 206-709-2228.

A special thank you to the members of our Leadership Circles. These donors support the unique educational opportunities at Seattle Girls’ School through substantial and ongoing contributions.

Leadership Giving Circle (*) = Supporters who gave $1,000 or more to SGS in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Sustaining Leadership Circle (#) = Pledged $1,000 or more, per year, for 3-5 years. These supporters provide a reliable and ongoing source of income to SGS, allowing us to plan for years ahead.

5 Consecutive Years (+) = Donors who have given to SGS for 5+ consecutive years. We are so thankful to these supporters for their ongoing contributions.

Businesses + Foundations

Achlys Gardens
Brant Foundation
Broadview Associates, Ltd.
Capers Home, Inc.
Cedar Grove
Center for Spiritual Living
Dialogue Pictures
Dwell NW
Glaser Foundation
Intellectual Ventures
Killer Infographics
Kyser Musical Products
LPD Engineering PLLC
Mahlum Architects
Mark and Susan Torrance Foundation
Meeples Games
Microsoft Corporation
Miller Nash LLP
Nielsen Shields PLLC
NWI Group
One Pacific Coast Bank
Pacific Mobile Structures
Raikes Foundation
Seattle Foundation
State of Washington Combined Fund Drive
Sterling Savings Bank
SwopBoard Inc.
The Val Sanford Group
Women’s Funding Alliance

Matching Gifts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Expedia, Inc
Getty Images
Russell Investments
Wells Fargo Foundation

Tribute Gift

Tribute gift in memory of SGS founder, Lloyd Hammel, by Ellen Wallach


Joan Abrevaya
Sara Ainsworth and Matthew Shoudy
Debbie Akhbari
Kim Albrecht
Mollie and Carl Albrecht *
Kazal Ali
Linda and Tom Allen * #
Lorna and Thomas Allen *
Kandace Alston
Lisa and Michael Anderson
Marissa Andrada #
Esther Andrews
Rochelle Angel and Trevor Frydenlund
Jill and Jim Angelo * +
Anonymous (3)
Tracy Malkin Appleyard
Sandra Archibald
Sandy and Joel Aslanian * # +
Nancy Avinger and Linda Lillevik
Lee Badovinus
Amy Balliett
Courtney Banks
Jana Barber and Roy Lamb * +
Karen and J. Mark Barrett
Michele Bartel
Sheree Bascomb
Destiny Bassett
Sutapa Basu
Lolly Bates * #
Mia Baudry
Brenda Bauer and Celia Castle +
Kerry Bauman and James Costello
Joan Beauregard
Kate Beck
Tracy Beck
Janet Beeby +
Kat Behrend
Amy and John Bell
Danielle Bellert
Caitlin Bellum
Winda Benedetti
Jane Biddle
Karen Binder and Marilyn Zucker
Sarah Bird and Eric Clayton McMillan *
Tomitha Blake
Sheri and Paul Bloch
Allisha Blood
Sharon Bloome * +
Patricia Blumenthal
Sarah Boden # +
Paula Boggs and Randee Fox *
Michelle Bonam
Rachel Bondi *
Sarah Bowers
Violet Boyer
Debbie and Paul Brainerd *
Erik Brand
Marja Brandon and Rob Drake * # +
Barbara Brandt
Diana and Don Brandvold
Blaze Bresko and Dan Say
Barb and Bob Breskovich *
Heather Bridges
Adriane and Darryl Brown
Meredith Easton Brown
Harriet Bullitt #
Sanni Burkhart
Kyla Burns
Shelley Butler and Larry Hubbell #
Cynthia Buxton
Margie Byrne +
Roxanne Byrne +
Erin Byrnes and Bryan Hawkins
Cheryl Cameron and Brian Kehrer
Amber Campbell
Phyllis Campbell
Laura Cañate
Linda Cannon
Nancy Beyer Cannon +
Liza and Mike Caputo
Karen Carlson-Iffert
Kim and Ned Carner
Abigail Carter
Jean Carter and Jerry Sparrow
Alexa Carver
Marea Angela Castañeda and John Zilly
Beth Castleberry #
Sandy Cavanaugh #
Ken Cederstrand and David Watts * +
Trinity and Don Chandler
Christina Chang and Paul Stucki *
Louise Chernin and Mary Klein +
Laura-Mae Baldwin and Carl Chew
Robin Chiles
Lotus Kam Chow
Jeanne Chowning
Byron Christiansen +
Connie Chrobuck
Laurie Lootens Chyz and Grant Chyz +
Nicole Clark and Leonard Burns
Kelli Cleave
Carmen Clemente and Gary Bauer
Jessica Cobbe
Karen Clarke Cole
Marriah Collins
Andrea and Michael Connell +
Karen Conover and Martyn Thrussell
Claire Cordon
Carla Corkern and Caleb Neames * # +
Jennifer and Jon Cornforth
Heather and Ron Correa
Carolyn Corvi and John Bates * +
Kristin and Sean Costello
An Lee and Sean Cox
Theresa D’Agostino
Kathryn Daily
Sophia Danenberg
Celeste Reilly Dargent
Patricia Davidson
Martha Davis
Simone Davis and Jonathan Pickett
Bernadette and Jay Deguchi +
Jean Deguchi
Rafael del Castillo and John Bellavia * # +
Gayle Ann and David Diaz
Margot Dick and Bill Ross * +
Nikki Dickerson
Richelle Dickerson
Cindy and William Dickey
Sasha Pasulka Dickey
Dee Dickinson
Beth DiDomenico and Tim Newton
Geoffrey Dillard *
Virginia Dillard
Cathy and David Diven
Jennifer Divine and Laureen France *
Tracy Dixon
Dana Dean Doering
Ann and Matthew Doherty
Ligaya Domingo
Jenny Domoto
Nancy and Kaspar Donier +
Christopher Drajem and Patrick Sexton
Liz Dryfoos and Tom Young
Deanna Dukes
Jessica and Derrek Dunn
Jennifer Duval and Steven Rainbow +
Erin Eason and Tad George
Onyinye Edeh
Julie Edsforth and Jabe Blumenthal *
Mae Edwards
Mary Egan
Chandra Eidt
Julie Elder
Julita and Rob Eleveld
Rachel Elfenbein and Mike Kilpatrick * #
Rima Ellard and Kevin Schock
Azita Emami
Celeste Ericsson and Richard Gold
Wendy Ewbank +
Polly Fabian and Craig Seasholes
Alayne Fardella
Leslie Farris
Rebecca Fenster
Ellen Ferguson * #
Amy Fernandes *
Dalene Feucht
Barbara and Tim Fielden
Maryjane Fielding
Joane Filler-Varty
Jane Finger
Michael Fink
Susan and Frank Finneran
Anne Fisher
Michelle Frandreau
Aline Flower
Linda Floyd
Heidi Flynn
Tracy Foltz and Steve Carr
Letitia Fong
Laura and Denis Ford
Susan Fore +
Mary Forster and Ricardo Gomez
Karen Foster-Schubert and Ken Schubert
Danielle Franks and Koshal Thirumalai
Lisa Daniels Frederking
Julia Claeys Freeland
Amy and Eric Friedland
Batya Friedman and Peter Kahn Jr.
Tiffany and Robert Fuentes
Jennifer Gaer and Mark Personius
Jodie Gahard +
Erin Gainey
Mimi Gan and Everett Billingslea
Shanta Gangolli +
Cindy Gantz * +
C’Ardiss Gardner and Josh Gleser
Andrea and David Garten
Lauren and Peter Gaylord * +
Jennifer and Anthony Geist
Dianne and Fred George
Gabrielle Gerhard and Suresh Kotha
Cathy Gibson and Aleksei Krasnokutsky
Gail Gillenwater

Individuals (con’t)

Reba Gilman
Peggy Gilmer #
Lisa Gilmore
Annalisa Gironi and Kevin McCarthy
RoseAnn Gizinski
Laura Glass and Kevin Harris
Shelley and Jeff Gleed
Catherine Gluckstein
Yolanda Goff
Sabra Goldick #
Larisa Goldin
Kris and Oscar Gonzales
Agnieszka Goss
Jean and Mark Greaves
Celwyn and Josef Green
Pam and Jay Greer *
Natasha Grossman
Tammy Gwinn
Julia de Haan *
Deborah Haensli and Randall Dixon
Hallidie and Donald Haid * # +
Brittany Halberg
Peg Hall and Moss Patashnik +
Zach Hamilton
Susan Hamke
Sharon Hammel and Harvey Rubinstein * # +
Dana and Keith Hammer *
Yoshiko Harden
Nancy Clauson
Randall Harper
Mary and Mike Harrelson
Stephanie and Michael Harrington
Alexes Harris and Eric Hampton
Chelsia Hart
Cathy Hawley
Katharine Hayner and Stephen, and Emily Syrjala
LaTeece Haynes
Shirley Heath
Lee Heck
Wendy Heipt
Leslie Helm and Shirley MacLeod * +
Andre Helmstetter
Janet Helson and Betty Lundquist *
Nicole Hernandez
Elizabeth Heron and Brian Marsh
Catherine Herrod
Beatrice Hewitt and Sugandh Mehta
Lise Hewitt and Geoffrey Baker
Nancy and Virl Hill
Liz and Mike Hilton * # +
Brenda, John, and Isaac HodgesHowell
Karen Hoffbuhr and Dave Schinkel
Karen and Thomas Hoffman
Tina and Dean Hove
John Howe
Cindy Huang
Susan Coburn Hughs
Sophie Hager Hume
Todd Humphrey
Danielle Hunt
Lyn Wong Hunter
Kris and Brent Ingraham
Debbie Jackson
Greg Jackson
Christina James and Eric Tuch # +
Elenka Jarolimek +
Joann Jen
Jordan Jensen
Denise Jensky *
Bridgette and David Johnson
Elina Johnson
Gail Johnson +
Gayle A. Johnson
Olivia and Dustin Johnson *
Gail Jonas
Janine and Brent Jones
Jia Jones
Kathie Jordan
Stephanie Jung
Karen Kalzer and Chris McMahon
Anna Kaminski
Lisa Kartiganer and Joshua Schroeter
Manisha Kathuria
Mindi Katzman Dupille
Ann DeOtte Kaufman and Bart Kaufman +
Debra Kelley # +
Tamara Gentry Kelley
Carolyn Kelly +
Diane Kendall and Denise Seavitt
Ruth Kennedy and Markus Glunz
Daniella Kim
Justine Kim
Kalehua and Doug Kim
Allin Kinc
Eleanor Kinkead
Wendy and Kyle Kizzier
Darin Reynaud Knapp and Andy Knapp +
Christina Knoep
Deneise Kopetzky
Linda Kosin
Connie and Gus Kravas
Mara Krieps and Linda Merrick * # +
Anne Marie Krivens and Mark Frohlich +
Katerina Krstic
Michelle Kumata
Andrea Kurtzman +
Tonna Kutner
Rhona Kwiram
Mona and Joe Jones
Lay Lam
Gwen Lamb
Mavis Lamb
Mary Beth Lambert and John Lederer
Simona LaMorticella and Seth Niederberger
Karen Lane
Rebecca and Michael Lane
Priscilla Lange
Fleur Larsen +
Nicole Caden-Larsen
Mary LaVern
Mary Lavern-Oakes and Scott Oakes +
Penelope Law *
Lace Lawrence
Jamelah Leddy
Rosetta Lee and Greg Pierson +
Susan Lee
Vivian Lee
Caroline Lemay
Estella Leopold
Christine Lessard +
Marriam Leve
Sara Levin and Jeff Davis
Dena Levine
Anne Levinson +
Eilyne and Moe Levy
Mary Lewis
MaryHelen and David Lewis
Jackie Liao
Michelle Linden
Dorothy Liu and Michael Sheirbon *
Margaret Liu and Jason Chien *
Kristiana Lockman
Jacqueline Loggia
Joanna Lohkamp and David Webber * # +
April Lorenzo
Simon Lorne
Cheryl Lubbert
Trish Lum
Monica Lundberg
Michelle Lynch +
Julie Lyss and David Loren *
Cathy Mabee
Lisa and John Maclean
Chad Maglaque +
Veronica Maier
Heike and Ed Malakoff
Darnell Malcolm
Dorothy Mann
Jana Marcelia
Michelle Marchant and Dan Hall
Mike Marron +
Janice Marsters
Liz Marzolf and Rhodri Thomas * # +
Randi Roberts and R. Paul Mason * +
Michelle McAlister
Jim McCarthy
Deena McCloskey and Jay Brodmerkel *
Cheryl and Steve McConnell *
Alison McCormick
Katie McCormick
Patricia McCowan
Jill and Phillip McCune
Tay McCutchan
Leslie and Eddie McDaniel
Virginia McDermott
Kimberly and Charles McDonald * #
Carla McDougall
Anne McDuffie and Tim Wood * +
Helen McDuffie
Kerri McGill
Hannah McHugh
Erinn McIntyre and John Wechkin +
Brenda McKinney
Kristal McKinney +
David McLaughlin
Sally McLaughlin and Jen Sweigert +
Colleen and Clyde McQueen
Susan and Christopher McQueen
Barb and Richard Meade
Krista and Richard Means
Viral Mehta
Laura Merritt
Susan Meyer and James Schroeder
Amy Michaels and Larry Sisson *
Alexandra Mickel
Edie Middleton * # +
Ellen and Rick Middleton
Jennifer Middleton *
Josh Miles
Andrea Miller
Bonnie Miller
Jamie Miller
Janet Nechama Miller
Larissa Miller
Norma Miller and Erik Christianson
Rachel Miller
Donna Mishler
Stephanie Mondonedo
Gretchen Moore *
Robin Moore and Damon Rolfs * # +
Elizabeth and Stephen Konig *
Xana and William Wulsin
Chase Morgan * # +
Susan Morgensztern +
Elizabeth Morrison and Richard MacDonald * +
Patricia and Stephen Morrissey * #
Charles Morton *
Peter and Marie Morton * # +
LeAnne Moss
Sylvia Moss and Brian Hayes
Sasha Muir *
Kelley and Lee Murphy
Adriane Musuneggi
Paul Mutty
Erane Myint
Shahrzad Namini
Sarah Nason
Matt Neely
Emily Neilson and Lewis Levin * +
Colleen and Creed Tremaine Nelson +
Elizabeth and Curt Nelson
Marlene Nelson
Maryann Nelson * #
Drew Ness
Chau Nguyen and Lawrence Sylwester
Man Nguyen
Tammy Nguyen
Madeleine Nickele
Christa Nielsen
Vicki Niggemeyer
Patti Nikaitani
Nancy Nordhoff and Lyn Hayes * +
Wendy Norman *
Lori Noto
Pam Oakes
Sharon and Daniel O’Chan
Erin O’Driscoll
Kari and Sean O’Driscoll * # +
Caroline Okocha
Laura Okocha
Jean and Marc Oplinger
Linda Ortmeyer
Laura Orvidas
Tracy Osheroff
Tracy Ostrem
Judy and Jay Ostrow
Andrea Owner

Individuals (con’t)

Mikelle and Jody Page
Othneil Palomino
Pathmaja Paramsothy
Kathy and Willard Park +
Earl Parker
Myeesha and Damico Parker
Ashley Parris
Fran Partridge
Kiah Patzkowsky
Erika Payton
Irene Peden *
Beverly Sunshine Pegues *
Lawton and Steve Penn
Bridget Perry and Tipton Blish
Kate Peterson and Kristofer Fenrich
Christina Peyser
Laurie Pfarr *
Heather and Michael Pfau
Brad Phillips
Nicole Piasecki and Peter Heymann
Gale Picker and John Larsen * +
Emily Pickering and Ross Pulfer *
Alesia Pinney
Sandy Piscitello
Jennifer Pitts
Troy Pladson
Cherie and Steve Plaisted +
Leanne Plancic
Robin Plotnik
Lisa and Michael Podell
Deanna Poling
Dianne Polson +
Clara and Bill Poole
Sauda Porter
Joanne Powers
Rohnil Prasad
Megan Prentiss
Tenley and Ben Prince
Celine Provax
Sharon Purcell
Carolyn Reynaud Quist
Aparna Rae
Karine Raetzloff
Diana Birkett Rakow
Kathleen Ramee
Karen Ramsey * # +
Elise Randall
Emily and Daniel Raymond
Karen Rea
Jessica Reading
Heather and Eric Redman * +
Sue Reichert and Rob Thomas
Carly Reiter
Joanne M. Repass
Sara Reyerson
Dani Reynaud and Ray Sanders
Rosie and David Reynaud * # +
Peggy and Michael Reynolds *
Krishna Richardson
Eve Riskin
Nancy Ritzenthaler and Albert Odmark #
Eugenie Rivers
Tomoko Robert
Becky Roberts #
Aaron Robertson
Elaine Robertson
Heidi Robinson
Kimberly Roffler *
Robyn Rogers
Asta Roseway
Leola Ross and William Spiers
Patrick Rowland
Sarah Rutherford-Bundy
Linda Sahlin
Susan Saideman
Debra Salazar
Val Sanford and Mike Reynolds * # +
Nancy Sapiro and Lincoln Miller +
Amanda Schaer
Laura Schneider *
Nina Schoen +
Anne Schopf
Flynn Schuehle
Molly and Ted Schuehle +
Leah Schulz
Ethel Schwadron
Kim Schwarzkopf
Jana Seestedt
Janice and Michael Selman
Sreymom Serey and Brian Akers
Sabrina Seward and Nathan Rosenbaum
Deeann and Akhil Shah +
Shelly Cohen and Julie Shapiro
Cindy Sharek
John Shea
Sue and Kevin Sheirbon
Lynn Shemanski
Lisa Shepard
Kelly and David Sheppard
Jean Sheridan # +
Kimberley and Brian Sherrell *
Kylee Shintaffer
Gopal Singh
Heather and Steve Singh * +
Rikki Singh-Montero
Ted Sive and Ted Watson
Jennifer and Kevin Skogen
Kristy Skogerboe and Robert Synovec
Sue Anne Slade and Andrew Pickard
Tim Sloane
Cheryl Smith
Christine and Timothy Smith
Emijah Smith
Judi Smith and Kevin Brown
Kate Smoragiewicz
Franz Snyder +
Sondra and Mark Snyder
Eve Soffer and Neil Fox
Stephanie Solien and Franklin Greer #
Frances Solomon and Tyler Folsom +
Julie Soma
Sherrie Sommerseth and Kane Phillips
Rekha Sood
Nissa Sorenson
Kristen Spangler and Mark Ellerbrook
Barbara Sparks
Traci and William Splane
Robert Stacey
Krista Stackhouse
Sally Stafford
Debiruth Stanford and Gay Niven *
Laura and Jason Stanley
Rhonda Staton
Lisa Stavros
Annie Steiner
Karlie Steiner-Bailey
Jennifer and Kirk Stephens * #
Lynn Stephens
Marlene and Reid Stevens
Flozzell Thomas Stewart
Dale Leman
Susan Sullivan +
Eunhee Sumner
Kim and George Suyama
Pamela Swanborn and Mark Wessel
Beatrice Swanson
Steve Swanson
Lara Swimmer and Robert Zimmer
Gail Tanaka and David McLanahan +
Kris and Steve Taylor
Ed Taylor
Kayla Taylor
Terry Tazioli
Cheryl Teitzel
Kellye Testy and Tracey Thompson
Penny B. Tetter
Jan Thomas
Amy and Jeff Thomas
Lisa Thomas
Jennifer Thomsen
Debbie Thorn
Rebecka Tilsen
Lesley and Tom Todaro
Anastacia Tolbert
Leigh Toner and Chris Capossela *
Denise Trabona and Robby Morris
Susan Travis
Kelli Trosvig
Donna Tuggle
Mark Todd Tyner
Stacey Unck
Cynthia Updegrave
Erin Usher
Deborah VanDerhei and Geoff McMahon
Uma and Sita Varanasi
Usha and Rao Varanasi * +
Julie and Leonard Vaughn *
Rosalind Vazquez
Garry Vibber
Jessica Vincent
Ellen and Alex Vinck
Erika and Andrew Wagner
Hla Yin Yin Waing
Amy Wales
Tee-Ta Walker
Brady Walkinshaw
Ellen Wallach and Tom Darden
Lindsay Walter
Linda Walton
Lori and Jeffrey Warendorf
Akiko Waters and Steve Eisner * # +
Andrea and Bob Watson #
Janice Watson-O’Connor and Terry O’Connor
Lauren Parris Watts and Keith Watts
Cynthia and James Weaver
Bryna Webber +
Dana Wen
Katherine Wesselman
Margie Wetherald and Leonard Barson
Josh Whelan
Kristen and Stephen Whipple
Laura Wilbur
Will Wilcox
Claire Wilkinson
Dell Wilkinson
Amy Williams
James Williams
Jessica Williams +
Sherry and Raymond Williams
Gail Willis
Betsy Wilson
Crispin Wilson-Olsen
Gail Wise
Jodie Wohl and Richard Hert +
Susan Wollaeger
Brenda Wood
Clayton Wood
Catherine Woods
Christina Woods and James Potts
Judith and Ronald Woods
Lisa Woods
Jessica Wootten
Melissa and Chris Worland
Belinda Worley
Ann Wyckoff
Eva Yacobozzi
Emily Yeh
Joyce Yen
Evelyn Yenson
Jane and Leonard Yerkes *
Manuella and Don York
Susan and Thomas Young
Mary Yu
Jane Zalutsky and Mark Kantor * # +
Julie Zindle
Diana Zottman
Dan Zucker *
Wendy Zucker

2013-2014 Board of Trustees



Heather Singh (Board Chair)

Jill Angelo (Board Vice Chair)

Jennifer Divine (Board Vice Chair)

Tim Wood (Board Vice Chair)

Val Sanford (Board Secretary)




Joan Beauregard

Beth Castleberry

Sarah Boden

Harvey Rubinstein (SGS Founder)

Liz Marzolf

Amy Michaels

Edie Middleton

Mary Lavern-Oakes

Jody Page

Akiko Waters

Leonard Yerkes

Dan Zucker


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We appreciate every single one of our supporters – donors, mentors, volunteers, etc. There are many ways you can support SGS. The support we receive from each of these is integral to our school’s success.

Thank you! We appreciate you!




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What do our students say?

SGS teaches me it’s okay to be different, be the leader. I can stand out. – 6th grade student

When I graduate from SGS, I want to be a lawyer because it shows great leadership and standing up for others’ rights. – 6th grade student

SGS has inspired me to be a leader, to stand up for what you believe in. – 8th grade student

When I graduate from SGS, I am going to do my best to make the world beautiful, and help out people in need. Change the world! – 6th grade student

My favorite thing about SGS is how no one judges you and you go through everything together. – 7th grade student

When I graduate from SGS I will influence my community. – 7th grade student

What do our alums say?

Anna McCormick, Class of 2013

Chiloe Barrera-Cloyd, Class of 2005

Natalie Anderson, Class of 2007

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