2021-2023 Executive Board & Faculty Senate Officers


District Level Officers:

  • District President: Annette Stofer
  • District Secretary: Althea Lazzaro 

  • District President for Part-time Faculty: Natalie Simmons

  • District Grievance Chair: Libby Schoene

  • Treasurer: Marla Robinson

  • Membership Chair: Sharon Spence-Wilcox

  • Communications/Technology Chair: Alyssa Jocson Porter

  • Negotiations Chair: David Krull

  • Professional Issues Chair: Alecia Spooner

  • Human and Civil Rights Chair: Cristóbal A. Borges

Faculty Senate - North Seattle College:

  • PresidentJim Jewell
  • Part-time Faculty Representative: Jamie Wilson
  • Secretary: Shireen Deboo

Faculty Senate - Seattle Central College:

  • PresidentHelena Ribeiro
  • Part-time Faculty Representative: Mia Bailey

Faculty Senate - South Seattle College:

  • President: Letitia (Tish) Lopez
  • Part-time Faculty Representative: Charlotte Skeffington
  • Grievance Co-Chairs: Ruben Murcia/John Toutonghi


Open Positions:

  • Political Action Chair
  • Grievance Chair at North
  • Grievance Chair at South
  • Senate Secretary at South
  • Senate Secretary at Central

Updated 12/7/21

AFT Seattle’s Response to Financial Information on SCD’s Website

The Seattle Colleges District website gives the public information about our current financial situation and the District’s decisions regarding the situation. AFT Seattle finds sections of the information to be objectionable to faculty, creating an administrative narrative that we believe shows faculty in a negative light.

OPINION: Seattle Colleges in Crisis, but Harmful Budget Cuts are not the Answer

"According to the District’s audited financial statements, six years ago, the District spent 51% of its budget on instruction and by 2018 instruction funding fell to 41% of the budget. Now, Seattle Central has announced that 75% of 2020–2021 anticipated cuts should come from instruction. If North and South take the same path, instruction could fall to barely a third of the District’s operating revenue."


MEDIATION Oct. 29, 2020

Yesterday was our first mediation session with the District.  We elected to use a mediator to facilitate our negotiation sessions following our September 11th joint session because we were not making forward progress on several issues. 


AFT-Seattle Commits to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion actions

AFT Seattle commits to:

  • Providing financial support for organizations that work to build an anti-racist society, including bail funds and community funds for protesters;
  • Holding our local and affiliate unions accountable for eliminating racist and exclusionary practices;
  • Participating in conversations about changing the city of Seattle’s budget priorities by increasing allotments for housing, healthcare, and education;

    AFT 1789 Approves a Land Acknowledgement statement

    The following statement is read before meetings of the Executive Board meetings of AFT 1789:
    We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Coast Salish Duwamish people, past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself and pay our respects to the Coast Salish Duwamish people. Land acknowledgment is a traditional custom dating back centuries for many Native communities and nations. We express our respect and honor the Indigenous peoples of the land on which we work and live.