CONGRATULATIONS! Big award for West Seattle Elementary principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers

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What a way to head into spring break! West Seattle Elementary principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers got a $25,000 surprise at an assembly this afternoon. The Alliance for Education presented her with the grant while announcing her as the latest recipient of the Thomas B. Foster Award for Excellence, given annually to “two outstanding Seattle Public Schools principals who have demonstrated success in advancing educational justice and racial equity in their school community.” McCowan-Conyers said the grant for her school will help WSES keep moving forward as students and staff move back this fall to their newly expanded building in High Point, after two years at the former Schmitz Park Elementary campus. Foster Award recipients are chosen from “colleague and community nominations, as part of a process which takes into consideration school data and principal commitment and effectiveness.” This is McCowan-Conyers’ seventh school year leading West Seattle Elementary. Along with her students and staff, those on hand to congratulate her this afternoon included SPS superintendent Dr. Brent Jones and School Board director Leslie Harris.

12 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! Big award for West Seattle Elementary principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers"

  • star 55 April 7, 2023 (10:31 pm)

    Congratulations!!for those who do not know this is an amazing award. 

  • ACG April 7, 2023 (11:01 pm)


  • WS Neighbor April 8, 2023 (7:01 am)

    Congratulations! What an honor! 

  • Jaclyn April 8, 2023 (7:40 am)

    Much deserved award! She’s a WONDERFUL principal and has curated a special environment at West Seattle Elementary! 

  • Elizabeth Raymond April 8, 2023 (9:09 am)

    Congratulations Pam! I enjoyed my years teaching at WSE and working with Ms. Conyers. Well deserved.

  • Lorraine Thompson April 8, 2023 (10:09 am)

    Congrats and well deserved. Pam is an amazing leader and educator who’s devoted her life to educating our youth and empowering others.

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 8, 2023 (1:08 pm)


  • Brenda Wilderspin April 8, 2023 (4:31 pm)

     Congrats Pam!! You are an awesome leader! I learned everything I know from you!

  • Guppers April 8, 2023 (5:23 pm)

    Congrats to Pam and WSE! Well deserved!

  • Laura Bermes April 9, 2023 (5:24 am)

    Not surprised.  Pam is a dynamic educator and an outstanding leader; and WSE is a gem of a school.  Congrats!

  • MT April 9, 2023 (11:19 am)

    Congratulations πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

  • Melissa Pailthorp April 11, 2023 (11:15 am)

    What an appropriate and fabulous honor!  Congratulations!!!

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