John Stanford (1938-1998)

John Stanford was the superintendent of Seattle Public Schools from 1995 until his untimely death from leukemia in 1998.  He was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  He joined … Read MoreJohn Stanford (1938-1998)

Dorothy Hollingsworth (1920- )

Dorothy Hollingsworth, a prominent educator and politician, achieved a number of “firsts” during her years in Seattle. The most important was becoming the first black woman in Washington State’s history to serve on a school board.  Born in Bishopville, South Carolina on October 29, 1920, … Read MoreDorothy Hollingsworth (1920- )