Steering Committee

The Washington State Coalition for International Education Steering Committee consists of volunteers who help guide the plans of the Coalition.

Current Members

  • Aysha Haq, Chair, Project Manager of the 2004 Summit, Newsletter editor, and Project Director for the 2010 Grant for Multi-State Initiatives on Critical Issues
  • Jennifer Geist, Owner, Zeitgeist Creations: Global Education Tools
  • Laura Adriance, Teacher,¬†formerly Director of Professional Development, World Affairs Council Global Classroom, Seattle
  • Mary Margaret Welch, Science Specialist for Seattle Public Schools and the Executive Director of Seavuria: http://seavuria.org/
  • Michele Anciaux Aoki, International Education Administrator, Seattle Public Schools; formerly¬†World Languages and International Education Program Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; member of 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 State Teams, and Project Director for State Innovations grants 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  • Noah Zeichner, Social Studies teacher at Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle and fellow with the Center for Teaching Quality (Read Noah’s blog at http://teachingquality.org/blogs/NoahZeichner.)

Previous members of the Steering Committee:

  • Caleb Perkins, (former) Social Studies and International Education Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, member of 2004 State Team
  • Carey Moore, Pacific Village Institute
  • Cynthia Rekdal, Executive Director of WSAME and member of 2002 State Team
  • David Woodward, President of Associates in Cultural Exchange; member of 2004 State Team; Project Director for State Innovations grant 2004
  • Greg Siegler, Advocate of International Education, member of FIUTS Board of Directors
  • Greg Tuke, Former Executive Director, Bridges to Understanding; formerly of Powerful Schools, Seattle; Project Director for State Innovations grant 2006
  • Katherine Barr, Global Education Advocate, (former) Research and Learning Coordinator for Global Washington
  • Kelly Martin, Former Social Studies and International Education Program Supervisor at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Kristin Hayden, Executive Director, OneWorld Now! and member of 2003 State Team
  • Lili Hein, formerly Program Coordinator of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and member of 2003 State Team
  • Liora Minkin, Principal and International Education Advocate
  • Loretta Ferguson, Special Education Teacher and International Educator
  • Masaru Kibukawa, Steering Committee Chair 2004-2005
  • Sandra Chait, formerly of Africa Studies program at University of Washington
  • Tania Westby, Coordinator of School Family Partnerships, Aki Kurose Middle School
  • Toshi Moriguchi, CFO Uwajimaya and member of 2002 State Team
  • William Linser, Social Studies teacher, Robinswood High School in Bellevue School District, and member of 2002 State Team

We thank you for your involvement with the Coalition!

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