Get to Know the Governing Council Reps

Governing Council - Parent Representatives

Julie Silliman (2014-16)
Julie Silliman is the mother of 5th grade twins Jack and Graham Coven. She has directed/managed public art programs for the city, county and the MTA and most recently worked for the City of Santa Monica where she oversaw capital projects for parks and rewrote the park and beach section of the Municipal Code. Last year she participated in the Canyon Charter rewrite process. Julie serves as the parent representative on the Santa Monica Canyon Community Association and is a member of the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center’s Park Advisory Board.

Sean Mickey (2014-16)
Sean Mickey is the father of 3rd grader Gianna Mickey. Sean has been an active parent in his 3+ years at Canyon. Last year Sean began a 2 year term as Governing Council Parent Representative, and for the past 3 years he has served on the Governing Council's Landscape and Design Committee. In addition, Sean helped create and directs Canyon’s Gardening Program, The Garden Guys, which is in its third year providing weekly gardening and cooking lessons for students in grades K-2.

Inbal Gonen (2015-17)
My name is Inbal Gonen. I am a mother of three kids, Noah (4th), Lev (2nd) and Tali (K). I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and have always been involved in my children's education. I have worked as a teacher, staff educator and parent educator. This has allowed me to get both sides of the coin in education. I was involved in the recent Canyon Chapter rewrite and therefore have an understanding of what our school stands for. I look forward to serving on the Governing Board and doing what I can to continue in our joint effort to keep our school great.

Karen Lucente (Alternate, 2015-17)
Karen Lucente is a parent of a 2nd grader at Canyon and served as the Governing Council Secretary last year. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Outreach committee and has co-directed the volunteers for Fiesta. She was a room parent for Mrs. Riddle, and she co-taught the Journalism class. Karen earned her BA in Journalism from Southern Methodist University and a MFA from USC in professional writing. She is a highly respected public relations and marketing professional and has worked on dozens of successful feature film release and award campaigns. She enjoys being a part of the Canyon decision-making process and is an active participant in Booster Club and school fundraisers.

Dustin Hall (Alternate, 2015-17)
My name is Dustin Hall. I am the proud father of Mina (4th) and Emma (2nd) and husband to Alessandra. There is not a day that goes by that we don't feel privileged to be at our school with the amazing faculty, amazing support staff and amazing community of Canyon. I graduated from Paul Revere and Palisades High School. I have a degree in Media Studies from Menlo College. I currently work as a Broker Associate for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Pacific Palisades, where I have resided for the past 12 years.