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Southwest Leadership Council

Southwest is now a Community Partnership School (CPS), which means our governance is not limited to the district and principal, but also involves a Leadership Council comprised of admin, 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).
The Leadership Council provides a forum for all constituencies to become involved in the decision-making process. We are recruiting parents/family, 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 from 3:30 to 5:00, in the Southwest Media Center.  (If location changes, a sign will be posted.)


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, or


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


Teachers/Staff, talk to your lead or one of your LC officers.


Leadership Council Members, 2017-18
Brian Meyer, chair ,


Nonie Kouneski, staff, union rep ,


Katherine Lipe, staff, equity ,


Kristin Woebke, staff ,


James Menke, staff ,


Kathleen Jacobs, staff, nl ,


Randall Baker, staff, nl ,


Amy Kline, staff, equity


Isaac Van Wert, student, g12 ,


Kawsar Mohammed, student, g10 ,


Caroline Cochran, parent


Kirsten Mair, parent


Gwen Spurgat, parent alternate


Julie Flaskamp, parent alternate ,