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 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
“Eastside Education Network provides a valuable parent and student-centered perspective on education issues of importance to the Eastside community. Beth in particular brings a unique combination of advocacy and community leadership skills that help parents become better advocates.”
– Christie Malchow | Mayor, City of Sammamish
“Beth’s commitment to providing all students, especially students who need assistance, the best education possible has been inspirational. Her leadership is marked by a positive, fair minded, intelligent, articulate, energetic (very few can match her), and cheerleader approach to political advocacy. She not only gets others involved in her advocacy but she leads by example (showing up when few others take the time or effort.) She is a rare gem in the political environment.”
-Doug Nelson | Government Relations Director, PSE/SEIU 1948