The Marysville School District recognizes that family and community engagement in education has a positive effect on student achievement and is an important strategy to close achievement gaps. In creating the Parent Advisory Council, the district wishes to promote respectful partnerships between educators, administrators and families in order to support student learning and positive child/youth development at home, in school, and in the community.

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The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) was created to advise the Superintendent on topics related to family and community engagement so that Marysville schools can provide a welcoming environment to all families and develop strong school-family-community partnerships.


The PAC will be a standing school district committee formed by parents of students attending Marysville schools who will serve in a volunteer capacity for a renewable, one school year term.

The Superintendent or designee will approve and appoint PAC members after a district-wide request for applications. Consideration will be given to parents representing the diversity of the district’s student body.

The Parent Advisory Council will meet during the school year. Meetings will be planned and facilitated by school district staff and will be open to the public unless a sensitive, private issue is under discussion. Records of all discussions will be kept.

The Parent Advisory Council will not have the authority to take action on behalf of the school district or make direct recommendations to the Board of Directors. The PAC will serve in an advisory capacity only to the Superintendent. The Superintendent will appoint staff members to assist or become part of the Council as needed.


The main duties of the founding Parent Advisory Council are:

Develop the Parent Advisory Council charter, which will establish the function of the Council going forward. The charter will include norms, protocols, scope of work, membership composition, future selection procedures, frequency of meetings, etc.

Identify and recommend strategies to increase school-family partnerships at district and school building level.

Identify and recommend culturally appropriate practices to welcome and engage diverse families in all schools.

Other, as requested by the Superintendent.

The Council is seeking additional members. To apply, fill out the  Application HERE


Brittany Belton
Representing Kellogg Marsh Elementary 

Elizabeth Bray
Representing Marshall Elementary Co-Op

Rachel Berger
Representing Marysville Middle School

Janet Credo
Representing Marysville Getchell High School

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Paula Dalcour 
Representing Arts and Technology High School and Marysville Getchell High School

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Wendy Franklin
Representing Marshall Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary and Marysville Middle School 

Photo of Melody Hatch

Melody Hatch
Representing Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary

Sherri Hicks
Representing Shoultes Elementary, Allen Creek Elementary, and Marysville-Pilchuck High School

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Jani Gooch
Representing Cedarcrest Middle School and Kellogg Marsh Elementary

Kaily O'Grady
Representing Allen Creek Elementary School

Amy Sheldon
Representing Kellogg Marsh Elementary, Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and the Special Education Department

Upcoming Meetings

The Parent Advisory Council meets at the Marysville School District at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Jodi Runyon at jodi_runyon@msd25.org or (360) 965-0005.

  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11