What does it mean that Shoreline Christian School is run by its' parents? The School Board is made up of parents and community members elected by the members of the Shoreline Christian School Society. This group is responsible for making policy decisions, hiring the administrator, and recommending the annual budget. They also volunteer their time and efforts even further by serving on various committees that help over see the school's processes. School Board members serve 3-year terms and elections take place at the spring Society Meeting each year.
Meet Your School Board
Andrea DeYoung, President -- Executive Committee
I am grateful to serve on the SCS School Board since 2014. Our family has been a member of the Shoreline Christian School since 2011. I am the proud Mother of boy/girl twins who are now in the 5th grade. We attend Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church. My husband is a General Contractor and has his own business. I work full time at Microsoft. We love to road trip, play outdoors and spend time at home working on our house and the yard.
Ben Crowl, Treasurer
I was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2006, I moved to the Pacific Northwest to start a career in banking. I currently hold the position of Senior Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for 1st Security Bank based out of Mountlake Terrace. On a daily basis I strive to help businesses and non-profits meet their goals through providing guidance and the necessary tools to do so. Prior to working at 1st Security Bank I worked at Frontier Bank and First Sound Bank.
I am married to Becky and we have three kids, Colter (7), Maddie (5), and Levi (2). Both Colter and Maddie will be starting their second year at Shoreline Christian with Colter going into first grade and Maddie going into kindergarten. Our family attends The Hallows Church in Shoreline. I have served on boards in the past and am currently also a candidate to be on the board of Sound Experience, a non-profit focused on teaching kids about the maritime industry, importance of teamwork and the marine ecosystem.
I am excited to serve Shoreline Christian and help continue its mission.
Our family joined SCS 8 years ago, when our older daughter started preschool there. Lilli is now a 6th grader, Leyni is in 4rd grade and I am excited to begin my first term on the board during the 2016-2017 school year. My background is in Marketing and Project Management but I have been a self-employed Jewelry Designer for the last 6 years. We attend Bethany Community Church where I serve as a women’s bible study leader. Outside of school and church our family enjoys day trips around the Seattle area and travelling home to Germany to see family and friends.
My wife, Debbie, and I have 5 children, four of whom are school-age and attend SCS (11th, 9th, 5th, 2nd). I have a passion for education, not simply as technical training for employment, but as a holistic act of faith and worship in community, for living out a call to respond to our Creator in all of life. I love to work with my mind and my hands, enjoy a well-timed joke, and love helping kids build confidence and community on the basketball court.
My wife Jen and I have had children at SCS for the past 14 years. I previously served on the SCS School Board from 2009 through 2015 and have also been involved on previous Auction committees. I believe strongly in, and have experienced first-hand, the impact of the SCS community (Staff, Parents, Alumni, fellow students) on the education and development of the students, but also the bond within this community that is the fabric of Shoreline Christian.
Outside of SCS, I am the Director of Sales and Marketing for uTax Software and will look forward to the opportunity to bring that background and my previous experience to support the School Board and SCS's mission in any way I can.
I will have three kids at SCS this fall: Lexi (4th grade), Hannah (1st grade), and Jack (PK). This new stage of one drop off and one pickup is very exciting for me, and in my free time I am looking forward to serving on the Board and getting more involved. I have been a room parent in Kindergarten twice, but always with lots of help from other moms. My other job is as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County where I focus on firearm violence. I have been a prosecutor for 17 years and love my job – for those of you with middle school kids, I have enjoyed doing a mock trial during career month and sharing my passion for public speaking and advocacy.
I want to serve on Shoreline’s Board because I am excited about the coming years and the potential for great things. I want to help implement a 5 year strategic plan where we get to focus on the future, I want to help transition to a new Head of School, and I want to help brainstorm further means to academic and spiritual success.
My family loves SCS – my kids have formed deep relationships and bonds with their friends, and we have come to know many of the families here. We consider SCS a vital part of our community.