• MAC Membership 


    The Council shall consist of voting members appointed by the BISD Board of Directors.  Members will be parents with at least one child enrolled in the district at the time of appointment.  The Council shall also consist of voting members appointed by the Board who are members of the community.  The Council membership shall reflect diversity in terms of culture, national origin, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation consistent with the district’s equal educational opportunity policy. The Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Multicultural Education Coordinator, a Board member, Multicultural Education Lead Teachers, and a representative of Bainbridge Island Education Association will be non-voting members.  The Board shall seek recommendations for appointment from the Council, district administrator, and staff.  Members shall be appointed for two-year terms, with half of the voting members being retained each year.


    MAC Executive Board Members 2018-2019

    Karen Vargas, Co Chairperson

    Katie Curtis, Co Chairperson

    Joyce Nishimura, Co Vice Chairperson

    Kathy McGowen, Co Vice-Chairperson

    Steven Soltar, Co-Recorder

    Marsha Cutting, Co-Recorder


    MAC Lead Teachers


    Christina Peato, Multicultural Coordinator

    Emily Eigen, Bainbridge High School

    Brandi Bispham, Woodward Middle School

    Susan Tolley, Commodore Options School

    Maggie Hitchcock, Sakai Intermediate School

    Carrie Holloway, Blakely Elementary School

    Denise Melton-Todd, Ordway Elementary School


    For more information, contact: multiculturaladvisorycouncil@gmail.com


    Sheryl Belt, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction