Updated November/December 2022


Local Advocacy Representatives

Canyon Creek Elementary: Erika Del Villar (appointed August 2022)

Northshore Council PTSA VP of Advocacy: Jennifer Drury

Region 6: OPEN

Washington State PTA Advocacy Director: Lizzy Sebring

National PTA: Collin Robinson

Let your state legislators know how important funding our children’s education is to you via emails and/or phone calls! Click HERE to go to the Washington State Legislative page for contacts.


Update From CC Advocacy Chair

Advocacy Reports:


PTA Advocacy 101

What is advocacy? Advocacy for the PTA is supporting and speaking up for children, families, and schools! 

Have You Ever...

  • Helped spread the word about something a classroom or school needs?
  • Invited others to an event at school or in the community that might benefit them?
  • Met with school leaders to discuss a topic of importance to the district?
  • Attended a school board meeting and/or serve on the school board?
  • Sent a message to your members of Congress?
  • Encouraged someone to vote in an election?
  • Joined and/ or supported PTA?

All of these actions and many others are Advocacy!

(Source: Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 Blog 8/22/2022)


2023-2024 Legislative Platform

The Legislative Assembly took place in October 2022 at Bellevue College and virtually on the Whova Platform.

The Top Five Legislative Priorities to focus on were determined to be:

1) Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis

2) Addressing critical gaps in Education Funding

3) Preventing and reducing gun violence and suicides

4) Addressing funding, inclusion, and supports in Special Education

5) Building and maintaining safer school facilities.

Also Supported (listed alphabetically)

  • Creating a Diverse and Effective Educator Workforce
  • Expanding School Construction Funding Options
  • Harnessing the Benefits of Mastery-based Learning
  • Improving Equitable Identification and Access for Highly Capable Students
  • Increasing Education Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  • Increasing Support for Equitable Family Engagement
  • Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
  • Supporting a Meaningful High School Diploma

(More details on each of the Top Five Legislative Priorities and Supported Issues above. WSPTA Advocacy page.)


Northshore School Board

Would you like to learn more about how the school district makes decisions? Do you have thoughts you would like to share with the school district? Find information about how to contact Northshore School District Board Members directly, as well as how to attend a School Board Meeting. 

School Board Members:

Northshore School District:

Have you ever attended a School Board meeting?

They can be quite informative and insightful as to the happenings in our district. Meetings are held in person (NSD 3330 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell) or can be watched later once the session is recorded.

Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month at 4 p.m. and the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

Click here for School Board meeting schedule and info about how to attend a meeting.

Past meetings and documents.

Meet the School Board.


Helpful Advocacy Links

Washington State PTA Advocacy Site
National PTA Advocacy Site and Policy Agenda
National PTA Advocacy Toolkit


Voter Registration

Are you registered for the next election? Register to vote with the Washington Secretary of State here.