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Our Community

Friends of Jane Addams Middle School (FJAMS) are volunteer parents, students, staff, neighbors and community members working in cooperation with Seattle Pubic Schools Self Help department to develop a cohesive, functional landscape master plan for the Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) site.

Project Leaders and Partners

This project wouldn't be possible without the support and expertise of these great organizations.

Colleen Weinstein

Project Founder

Colleen is a JAMS parent and owner of a garden design and maintenance company. Colleen has degrees in Landscape Design and Horticulture from Edmonds Community College and a Biology Degree from the University of Victoria.

Associations:
Northwest Horticulture Society
Northwest Perennial Association
Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
Plant Amnesty

Colleen is a JAMS parent and owner of a garden design and maintenance company. Colleen has degrees in Landscape Design and Horticulture from Edmonds Community College and a Biology Degree from the University of Victoria.

Associations:
Northwest Horticulture Society
Northwest Perennial Association
Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
Plant Amnesty

Maggi Johnson

Johnson + Southerland

Maggi co-founded the multi-disciplinary practice of Johnson+Southerland after 10 years with her previous firm, MEJ Landscape Architecture. She is interested in creating places that are comfortable and fascinating; people-places that stimulate learning, community and healthy relationships between people and nature.


Scott Boetjer

Johnson+Southerland
Scott has worked with Johnson+Southerland for 2.5 years and has a background in landscape horticulture and construction. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and as a proud parent, enjoys working to make schools, playgrounds, and parks really awesome.

Sean McManus

Self-Help Project Manager

Sean is Self Help Projects Coordinator for Seattle Public Schools reviewing, supporting, and facilitating projects changing or modifying school properties initiated/funded by any groups other than Maintenance,Technology, or Capital Projects Departments of SPS.

Sean is also, Co-Producer and Co-Creator of The Spoken Garden Blog and Podcast at www.spokengarden.com


Gretchen DeDecker

Senior Planner / Self Help Projects Coordinator at Seattle Public Schools

Friends of Jane Addams Middle School Committee:

  • Colleen Weinstein, Project Coordinator
  • Jason Froula
  • Debbie Howard
  • Pam Bowe
  • Annalise Korch
  • Walt Bubelis
  • Annie Meadows
  • Jeff Callahan
  • Kim McCormick
  • Paula Montgomery
  • Emily Schaefer

Donate

Help us raise $100,000 to fund the first phase of our project.

Donate $250 or more and get your name engraved on one of the tiles on the new staircase! Check out our Donate Page for more info!