Family Engagement Manager
Family engagement, for me, begins with the belief that all families have something significant to contribute to their child's (or children's) education. Families are the primary teachers in a child's life, and working from that place, I hope to support families as they work towards achievement for their children. As part of the Youth Initiative, family engagement helps bring the pieces together – connecting the schools, community partners, and the needs of families for systemic partnerships. This work is tough, and it requires long-term strategies and relationships in the community. I am excited that the Center for Service is committed to this complex work and is dedicated to a holistic approach to educational change.
I have a B.A. from the University of Washington in Geography and M. Ed from the University of Washington in Education Leadership and Policy Studies. I enjoy Seattle's gray skies and Netflix streaming. You can often find me sharing a new restaurant, blabbering about public transit, and generally enjoying all things nerdy. I am the parent of two amazing teenagers who remind me that I'm not nearly as awesome as I think I am.