Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas–Director of Community Engagement & Admissions

Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas (she/her) is entering her 12th year as a director at PSCS. She holds 19+ years experience in non-profit and education administration, development, admissions, and facilitation. She is certified/experienced in/trained in: youth mental health first aid, restorative practices, Non-Violent Communication (NVC), neuro-divergent teaching/administrative strategies, racial and gender equity in ed, Creative Facilitation, organizational leadership, peacemaking circles, caucusing, and Somatic practices.

Sieg was born and raised in Seattle and grew up in the Central District, graduating from Franklin High School in 1999 (go Quakers). She attended the Cornish College Theater Arts program and is an alumnae of the University of New Hampshire. In 2005, during her last quarter at UNH, Sieglinde studied at Cambridge in England, focusing on Shakespeare performance and analysis and travel writing (ask her about “meeting” Stephen Hawking).

Soon after, she joined the staff at Waring School in Beverly, MA as a theater and writing teacher, working in the administrative offices to make ends meet. At that time, Sieg also co-founded a music management agency in Gloucester, MA, touring and promoting local bands and acts. In 2012, she moved back to Seattle when she was brought on at PSCS by co-founders Andy Smallman and Melinda Shaw. She was, and continues to be, compelled by relationship driven, community-centered education that prioritizes joy, creativity, intersectionality, and collaboration.

Sieg is accountable for community partnerships, fundraising, marketing, and admissions, and, is a member of the PSCS collaborative admin team. She lives in Rainier Beach with her 5-year old and her husband, Drew, and is passionate about our collective liberation, decolonizing education, and amplifying the voices of the next generation of change-makers.

Sieg volunteers with The Rhapsody Project and currently sits on the board of Rain City Rock Camp. She loves reading, writing, dominoes, yoga, and crossword puzzles.