SWHS Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is designed to create effective and transparent structures and processes through collaborative stakeholder partnership with school administration; to guide policy and procedure in the school; and to advance goals developed and documented in the School Improvement Plan (SIP).

Read the minutes of past meetings here as well as upcoming agenda items.

Leadership Council Chairs, Michael Ries and Linnea Hempel de Valdez, create the agenda together with Dr. Butler. If you have an item to be considered for the agenda, please contact Michael or Linnea. We welcome you to contact your Leadership Council representative with any further questions or concerns. Attending Leadership Council meetings or reading the minutes is a great way to learn about all the different things being planned at Southwest. All staff emails can be found on our website.

Staff Representatives:
Bryan Fisher, Michael Ries, and one more TBD

ESP Representative: Annette Gardner

Equity Representatives:
Brittany Spears and Linnea Hempel de Valdez

Union Representative: TBD

Student Representatives

Jozie Rutten

Solenne Bideau

Emi Gacaj*

Isaac Fox*


Parent Representatives

Lynda Shaheen

Tiffany Moore*

The Leadership Council provides a forum for all constituencies, or "stakeholders," to be involved in the decision-making process. We invite and welcome all parents/family, staff, students, and community members to be strong, active, and supportive Leadership partners. We want a broad base of leadership for standing and special committees. Your voice will be heard if you use it!

Students, talk to your assigned counselor or current Student LC Representative(s).

Parents, please contact your LC Parent Rep or SWPTSO@gmail.com

Community Members, please talk to administration through the main office.