Shame on us. On first reading, we only noticed Shwetak Patel as a CSE family member recognized by Seattle Magazine in its annual “Most Influential” feature. But Seattle Schools activist Melissa Westbrook, wife of long-time CSE faculty member Gaetano Borriello, is there too!
“Tenacious, persistent and prescient: The bloggers behind one of Seattle’s feistiest public-interest websites (saveseattleschools.blogspot.com) have been called that, and more… ‘What I see as our biggest success is that we have become a source used by parents, staff and community for Seattle schools’ news,’ says Westbrook, a former PTA copresident and school board committee member. ‘We break stories and write stories that readers know they won’t find anywhere else.'”