• 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 2019-2020


    Co-Chairperson          Karen Vargas               kvargas@gmail.com       206.488.8225

    Co-Chairperson          Chasity Malatesta

    Vice Chairperson        Katy Curtis

    Vice Chairperson        Joyce Nishimura

    Vice Chairperson        Kathy McGowen

    Co-Recorder               Steven Soltar

    Co-Recorder               Michelle Mudrock

    Member at Large       Diana Oestreich


    Staff Membership:

    Christina Peato, Multicultural Coordinator

    Emily Eigen, Bainbridge High School and Curriculum Specialist

    Brandi Bispham, Woodward Middle School

    Susan Tolley, Commodore Options School

    Kim Kooistra, Sakai Intermediate School

    Carrie Holloway,  Blakely Elementary School

    Beth Riggs, Wilkes Elementary School

    Robyn Stahl, Blakely Elementary School

    Denise Melton-Todd, Ordway Elementary School

    Jill Phillips, Ordway Elementary School and Curriculum Specialist

    Sheryl Belt, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction


    Parent and Community Membership: