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Southwest High School Leadership Council

Southwest is now a Community Partnership School, which means our governance is not limited to the district and principal, but also involves a Leadership Council comprised of staff, students, and parents. Site-based management promotes student achievement through the collaborative process of shared decision-making.  Our desired outcome is the creation of an effective decision-making team to guide the policies of the school, and to advance the goals developed in the School Improvement Plan (SIP).  Involvement of the Leadership Council shall provide a forum for all constituencies to become involved in the decision-making process. As the Council looks to next year's membership, we are recruiting parents, staff, and students who will be strong, active, and supportive Leadership partners. 

Leadership Council meetings are open to the public and meet on the second Monday of each month in the Southwest Media Center from 3:30 to 5:30.  

Our decision making process involves the Leadership Council, Committees, Subcommittees and Task Forces. Most school policy changes will be decided at the sub/committee level and presented to Leadership Council for approval. The Council is the governing body, but many new initiatives will develop through sub/committee work.

We are actively recruiting a broader base of leadership for standing and special committees.

Parents, please contact Kirsten Mair, PTSO Chair, with interest:
Students, talk to your assigned counselor or current Student LC Representative(s).
Teachers/Staff, talk to your lead or one of the officers listed below.

Minutes for Leadership Committee are posted on google Docs.

The School Improvement Plan is available on the district site at

Current Leadership Committee Members, Meeting Documents, Committee Documents and more found HERE:
Note: this links to a public spreadsheet with tabs for all listed above.

Brian Meyer, chair

Kathleen Jacobs

Principal Bill Smith

Kristin Woebke

K Mair, PTSO chair, liaison

Gwen Spurgat

Nonie Kouneski, union

Isaac Van Wert, student

Proposed Leadership Bylaw Changes - Feb 2017 - Not Voted in yet.