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for the NSD
- Make sure that every student graduates a lifelong learner.
- Focus on unfinished learning from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.
- Continue inclusion work.
- Later high school start times.
- Access to the arts, including moving elementary music times to occur during the school day.
- Digital equity, making sure students still have access to devices and broadband that allow them to continue their learning during off-school hours.
- Continue the fiscally responsible work with a balanced budget, sustainable practices, and programs and construction projects that finish on time and on budget.
- Ensure that rigorous curriculum is accessible to all students.
- All students graduate ready to continue with their education, whatever form that may take.
- Continue moving towards all students and families being partners in this work of education.
- Rethink education to meet a changing world so that every student is ready for jobs that don’t yet exist, to use technology that hasn’t been invented, and live in a world that will look very different from the one a few years ago.
Sandy’s Service to Students
- Northshore School District Wall of Honor Volunteer
- Northshore School District Book Donation and Distribution Drive
- District-wide Middle School Career Day
- Classroom Volunteer at Inglemoor HS (even during virtual learning)
- Classroom Volunteer at Woodmoor Elementary and Northshore MS
- Volunteer for the Northshore Schools Foundation
- Active Volunteer and Member in the Woodmoor Elementary, Northshore MS, and Inglemoor HS PTSAs.
- Founding Member of the Northshore Music Partners
- Launch Day at Inglemoor HS
- Community Advisory Board of the Bothell Youth Court (June 2014—August 2018)
- Washington State Special Education Coalition Board Member (Fall 2013—August 2018)
- Northshore Council PTSA, Outstanding Service Award, 2017
- Inglemoor HS PTSA, Honary Lifetime Membership Award, 2019
- Inglemoor HS PTSA, Golden Acorn award, 2016
- Northshore Junior High Career Day, 2012
- Northshore MS PTSA, Outstanding Advocate, 2018 and 2021
- Northshore MS PTSA, Golden Acorn Award, 2012
- Woodmoor Elementary PTA, Outstanding Advocate, 2014
Sandy’s Accomplishments in the NSD
As a School Board Director since 2009 Sandy has been a part of many successes in the Northshore School District.
- Building of the Northshore Concert Hall
- Building of Innovation Lab High School
- Building of Ruby Bridges Elementary
- Building of North Creek High School
- Remodel of Woodinville High School and Kenmore Middle School
- Renovation of Pop Keeney Stadium
- Created one of the first school board equity policies in the state
- 100% of qualifying students accessing the College Bound Scholarship program
- Started inclusionary practices
- Added World Language Library
- One-to-one device access for all students
- Purchased 3 large electric buses
- Installed 3 electric bus charging stations
- Purchased 6 small propane buses and installed propane autogas tanks
- Ruby Bridges Elementary and North Creek High School built to use hydrothermal heating
- Increase graduation rates (from 2014-2015 until now the rate has exceeded 90.3%)
- Reconfigured to four year high schools and moved to the middle school model
- Increased access to the highly capable program by screening all K-8 students (started in the 2017-2018 school year)
- Started Northshore Family Partnership program at Bear Creek (2018-2019 school year)
- Started Chinese Language Program at Sunrise Elementary (beginning Fall 2021)
- Increased SAT scores (for 2019-2020 SAT mean score was 1237, average)
- Increased ACT scores (for 2019-2020 ACT composite score was 25.4, average)
- Increased access to Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes
- One of the highest 9th graders on track to graduation rates in the state of Washington (from 2014-2015 until now the rate has exceeded 89%)
- Added elementary counselors
- Added mental health counselors at the middle schools and high schools
- Changed to 7 period days at the high school (the state of Washington funds 5 periods)
Leadership Positions and Awards
- School Board President, 2018 and 2019
- Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA), Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, 2020 and 2021
- Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), Board of Distinction, 2017, 2018, 2019 and and 2020
- Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), Large District Board of the Year, 2018
All about Sandy Hayes…
My husband and I both attended and graduated from public schools in Washington. We were committed to our three children benefitting from them as well. They all went to Woodmoor Elementary, Northshore Middle School and Inglemoor High School. I volunteered in their schools by being the legislative representative on all three PTAs and I continue to do so. I have actively participated in multiple booster clubs, from music to sports to International Baccalaureate (IB). I volunteered in the classroom while my children attended these schools and I continue to do so, even though my children have graduated. I have initiated and annualy organized a Career Day at Northshore MS, Launch Day at Inglemoor HS, and districtwide Book Donation and Distribution Drive to support reading during the pandemic. The work is a joy in and of itself but I have been honored with PTA/PTSA awards from Woodmoor Elementary, Northshore MS, Inglemoor HS, and the Northshore Council.
I graduated from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) with a BA in 1991 and a JD in 1994. After practicing law for a few years, I spent 16 years running a test prep business. I currently have a restorative justice practice and am a leadership consultant for the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) where I work with school boards around the state. I am also the chair of the WSSDA legislative committee.
Paid for by Sandy Hayes for School Board