Roxana Amaral

District Partnerships Manager


Roxana Amaral (she/her) has been an educator and community activist in the Pacific Northwest for the past 15 years. She holds a unique educational perspective because of her versatility of roles serving school communities as a case manager, teacher, administrator, community partner, and project and education developer. She has held several leadership roles and has received local and national recognition for her work on college and career readiness and racial equity. Roxana was the first female to serve as the President of the Board of Directors for El Centro de La Raza, a non-profit organization in the Seattle Area, committed to social justice.  


The last five years of her career prior to starting at Sound Discipline, Roxana worked with the Northwest Carpenters Union’s apprenticeship program and council focusing on curriculum and instruction and staff development for the six statewide organization who serves 30,000 working families across the Pacific Northwest. 


Roxana joined Sound Discipline team in 2021. She serves as the School Districts Partnership Manager where she works closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to grow a current pilot program into an ongoing program across the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting endeavor for Roxana as it helps spread the impact of Sound Discipline’s to thousands of families in new regions. 


Roxana first met Dr. Jody McVittie and was introduced to the work of Sound Discipline (SD) early in her educational career. Instantly, she knew the work was innovative and impactful. At Denny International Middle School, she led the SD data team and implementation of whole school model of SD initiatives. She credits that experience for her personal and professional success working with children and adults.  


What was your proudest moment? 

My proudest moment was when our school team at Denny International received the KTCS Pathway to Excellence Award for our commitment to eliminating the opportunity gap. The recognition encompassed over a decade of hard work, strategic planning, care and compassion we had serving the Denny International School Community. Students thrived emotionally and academically as a result.  


What are people most surprised to learn about you? 

I am a wedding officiant and have facilitated approximately 15 weddings. I enjoy each one for its uniqueness and feel honored every time I get to witness families coming together to celebrate love.  


Why are you passionate about working at Sound Discipline? 

I am passionate about working at Sound Discipline because I get to work with innovative educators making a difference in our society. I learn and grow personally and professionally every day digging into this work.