Beth Sigall’s passion for education advocacy was sparked 15 years ago, when her oldest son was diagnosed with autism. From that day Beth has worked in many different roles to help improve our schools.
Her advocacy began as an attorney in private practice in Arlington, Virginia where she helped families navigate the special education system. After relocating to Washington, Beth became involved in various leadership roles in local and Washington State PTA, and was recognized as the Lake Washington PTA Council Outstanding Advocate of the Year. She also helped successfully advocate for a first-in-the-nation law to provide para-educators with better training and a potential career path to become certified teachers.
Beth’s advocacy in Washington also includes extensive work with leading statewide groups The League of Education Voters and Stand for Children (Washington), where she advises state officeholders and others in support of policies to improve our schools.
Beth also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in King County Superior Court, where she identifies resources to address the needs of children who have been abused or neglected, and recommends placement plans for them moving forward.
Beth graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and her earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University. She lives in Redmond with her husband, Jule, and their three children.
“Beth is more than an advocate—she is a champion for children. From her work supporting smart education policies in the state legislature, to her role supporting the needs of foster children, Beth works tirelessly to ensure all children of Washington state have a voice.”
—Julie Freguia | Redmond Parent and Eastside Business Owner
“Beth is extraordinary. She brings people together on topics rather than pushing them into “sides”. Beth’s laser-like focus on improving education is translated into her core values that we need more people talking to each other, understanding each other, and coming to agreement on the things we care about most – our children, and their futures, and the future of the state of Washington.”
– Kelly Munn | Chief Advocacy Officer, League of Education Voters