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School Improvement Team

The Seawell School Improvement Team (SIT) is a state-mandated organization composed of

selected Seawell staff and parents. The group’s purpose is to develop a school improvement plan

to strengthen student performance.


The North Carolina General Assembly requires schools across the state to write a

School Improvement Plan (SIP), an outline of goals for improvement as well as strategies for reaching

these goals. Each spring, all schools in the district report their progress toward their School

Improvement Plan goals. The SIT reviews materials to help develop the plan and status reports.


In addition to this responsibility, the SIT functions as an advisory group to Seawell’s leadership

and may provide input on issues such as school programs, philosophy, climate, and safety.


SITs from all schools in the district serve as counsel to the district and the Board of Education.

SIT members attend or monitor Board meetings to advocate for Seawell and to report back to

Seawell’s leadership and parents on issues that affect us.



The SIT solicits input from our school community and presents that input for discussion at

meetings with Seawell’s leadership. In addition to offering input through a SIT representative,

parents are always welcome to attend SIT meetings, which are open to the Seawell community

with public comment time built into every agenda.


The meetings will be held on either on the second or fourth Thursday of each month at 7:55 AM

in the Reading Recovery room. Meeting dates are included on the school calendar, Seawell

website, and Seawell PTA website. Here are the meeting dates for 2016-17 school year:

  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 22
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • March 23
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8 (mandatory meeting for all newly elected SIT members)

If you have any questions about the School Improvement Team, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Faculty Co-Chair: Samantha Nguyen

Parent Co-Chair: Yolanda Keller-Bell (term ending June 2017)

Staff Members: Marny Ruben, Stephanie Thurber, Molly McLean

Parent Members: Steve Drake (term ending June 2017), Bridgit Adamou (term ending June 2018), Bilyana Georgieva (term ending June 2018), Laura Horne (term ending June 2018)


SIT Meeting Minutes

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