Ms. Mary Seaton is an educational consultant in private practice with a primary focus on supporting school districts working to create a pre-k-3rd continuum approach to early learning. Her professional experience spans the continuum, having worked at the state and district levels of K-12, and having held program and administration roles in Head Start and state funded and community based pre-k programs.
Most recently, Ms. Seaton served as the first director of early learning for Seattle Public Schools, where she managed pre-k-3rd grade services and co-led collaborative planning processes bridging city and district early learning efforts that resulted in a nationally recognized Seattle Pre-K-3rd Action Plan. Prior to that, she was the first director of early learning for the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, where she
managed state funding of full-day kindergarten and played an integral role representing the office in developing a Joint Resolution Partnership and accountability plan between the Office of Public Instruction, Washington State Department of Early Learning and Thrive By Five Washington.
Ms. Seaton holds a master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College with a specialization in leadership and supervision.