Sustainability Efforts Recognized by U.S. Department of Education
Thank you to the US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program for visiting Issaquah Middle School as part of the 2019 Green Strides Tour. Superintendent Ron Thiele welcomed visitors and expressed his appreciation for the dedication of staff and students as well as our community partners to furthering the ISD’s Sustainability efforts. Issaquah City Council member Mariah Bettise said she was proud of the City’s long history of partnering together with the ISD and King County on our shared sustainability initiatives. Honored guests included Washington State 5th District Legislative Representatives Bill Ramos and Zach Hall from Representative Lisa Callan’s office; ISD School Board Directors Marnie Maraldo and Anne Moore; King County Green Schools Program Manager Dale Alakel; Elizabeth Schmidtz from OSPI; and Andrea Falken with the U.S. Department of Education
About the Green Strides Tour
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and its Green Strides outreach initiative share promising practices and resources in the areas of safe, healthy, and sustainable school environments; nutrition and fitness; and environmental education. As part of its Green Strides outreach, the Department conducts an annual tour. In 2019, the Green Strides Tour returns to the state of Washington with the theme Whole Child, Whole School Sustainability.
The Issaquah School District complies with all applicable federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities, or employment related matters, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Executive Director of Human Resources, District Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator or Compliance Coordinator for 28A.540 and 28A.642 RCW, in writing or by telephone. The Issaquah School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all educational programs, services and activities. For information regarding interpretation and translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Kathy Connally in writing or by telephone.
For general information or to be directed to a specific department, please contact the ISD Receptionist at
Amanda Dorey, Title IX CoordinatorJordan Frost, District HIB CoordinatorAmanda Dorey, Civil Rights Compliance OfficerPam Ridenour, Section 504 Coordinator