Our Board of Trustees

The Community School of West Seattle is a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) organization. The Board of Trustees is made up of current and alumni families as well as committed community volunteers.  

Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, each board member brings something unique and passionately works to ensure CSWS embodies our vision, mission, and values in our policies, financial practices, and everything we do as an organization.  

Board of Trustees:

  • Vanessa Longacre-Wilcox, Chair

  • Marissa Chavez, Vice-Chair & Treasurer

  • Dalene King, Secretary

  • Stephanie Latif, Member at large

  • Kristin Wiatt Hutchinson, Member at large

  • Jess Andre, Member at large

  • Marian Fink, Member at large

Joining the Board

Our goal for the Board is to have representation from current families, alumni, and community volunteers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

The Board is interviewing for the following positions:

  • Treasurer – Do you have non-profit accounting and/or budgeting experience? We are looking for a dedicated individual who is passionate about financial responsibility and stability.

  • Member-at-large – Fundraising Expertise. Looking for a member who has experience with grant writing and fundraising.

If you are interested in applying for the Board please fill out an application and email it to boardchair@cswsplay.org

CSWS strongly values what diversity brings to our school and our organization.  We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and welcoming students, families, employees, board members, and volunteers of any race, color, nationality, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family make-up or circumstances. Our goal is for the Board to reflect and embody this value.


Our commitment to Diversity