Manuela Slye, a member of the School of Education’s Committee of Community Advisors (CCA), was recently elected as the first ever Latinx president of the Seattle Council PTSA, which represents more than 80 PTAs and PTSAs in Seattle Public Schools.
Slye is the founder and director of Cometa Playschool and is an early childhood educator and a family advocate. She has been awarded the KCTS Exceptional Caregiver Award and the Latino Community Award for her work supporting second language education in her community. Slye has collaborated with the Seattle Public Schools as ELL family representative and member of the Equity and Race Advisory Committee. She has testified in front of the U.S. senate advocating for bilingualism and to eliminate the opportunity gap in the school system. The School of Education is so proud of her latest victory and we know she will do amazing work as the president of the SCPTSA!
The Committee of Community Advisors (CCA) guides AUS’s Education programs toward policy and procedural shifts that promote a vision of racial equity and social justice which better reflects the perspectives and wisdom of our local and regional communities of color. The group provides advice to help insure that the programs are more responsive to (and representative of) local school communities.