Spirit Work

We love to showcase the joy in our schools. Every year, we host a roster of public events and activities showcasing the district and accomplishments in the schools by students, teachers, principals and staff.

For more information about these events, please contact Sara Circelli.

Movin’ On Up

An annual evening reception held in February celebrating the principals and staff from schools that have moved up a level in the academic performance rankings or those that are at a level 5 (the highest rating given).

State of the District

A community presentation in November showcasing the successes and challenges facing Seattle Public Schools.  Speakers from the district, schools and community partners speak about the present and future of Seattle Public Schools.

Principal Dinners

Various informal dinners throughout the year giving principals an opportunity to get together, share ideas and support each other as leaders of their schools.

Foster Prize Patrol

A top secret event in early spring where the Alliance, SPS staff and friends surprise the winner of the Thomas B. Foster Awards for Excellence – an annual award given to an exceptional Seattle Public Schools Principals – with $50,000 to use in their school.

Awards Reception

An evening of celebration honoring extraordinary teachers, faculty, and students in Seattle Public Schools. Winners of all Alliance for Education Awards and Scholarships are invited along with their families and previous winners to honor their achievement.

In addition to these staple events, the Alliance for Education looks for other opportunities to give our schools a platform and celebrate their successes.