LEADERSHIP

 

We nurture the following personal and professional attributes in all participants in our learning community, including students, teachers, parents, coaches, staff, and community partners.

  1. Catalyst for Change: Passionate about rapidly advancing a sustainable future.​

  2. Ownership: Promote the core stories of Sustainability Ambassadors. 

  3. Collaborator: Skilled in team learning, partnership development, an advocate for collective impact.  

  4. Systems Thinker: Continuously seek improvement in systems that enhance organizational learning

  5. Consummate Project Manager: On time, on track, meets or exceeds deliverables. 

  6. Role Model for Youth: Positive, professional role model and mentor for youth through Sustainable Systems College.

 

Leadership Team - in alphabetical order

Akshay Vakharia

Akshay Vakharia

Co-Team Leader, Issaquah School District

Gargi Panatula

Gargi Panatula

Co-Team Leader, Bellevue School District

Heera Rajavel

Heera Rajavel

Communications Intern

McKenzie Toomey

McKenzie Toomey

Co-Team Leader, Bellevue School District

Rich Butler

Rich Butler

Change Process Consultant, Educating for Sustainability

Santoshi Pisupati

Santoshi Pisupati

Co-Team Leader, Lake Washington School District

Deveshi Thakur

Deveshi Thakur

Co-Team Leader, Lake Washington School District

Greg Gunther

Greg Gunther

Partnerships & Special Projects

Jeff Burgard

Jeff Burgard

Science Curriculum Design Consultant

Nick Wegener

Nick Wegener

Co-Team Leader, Lake Washington School District

Risa Suho

Risa Suho

EDI Internship Development

Sofia Leotta

Sofia Leotta

Team Leader, Northshore School District

Elisha Gill

Elisha Gill

EDI Internship Development

Haazel Elledge

Haazel Elledge

Strategic Communications

Maanit Goel

Maanit Goel

Co-Team Leader, Lake Washington School District

Peter Donaldson

Peter Donaldson

Director of Learning

Rishi Hazra

Rishi Hazra

Co-Team Leader, Issaquah School District

Zack Benzaoui

Zack Benzaoui

Co-Team Leader, Lake Washington School District