2012 Parent Ambassadors

Our 2012 Parent Ambassadors got their first training during the huge snow and ice storm in January, and they've managed to channel that crazines and energy into some incredible advocacy and success already. Parents have testified before committees in Olympia on ECEAP, Working Connections funding, our 12-month subsidy eligibility bill, and Universal Pre-k. They've made themselves a constant presence with their legislators, visiting the Capitol for Have a Heart for Kids Day, bombarding them with thoughtful emails and calls, and managing to get many, many letters to the editor published in their local newspapers.

Parent Ambassador Program Name Hometown
Martha Chavez Puget Sound ESD ECEAP Kent
Tiffanie Coe Puget Sound ESD ECEAP Tacoma
Carine Crooks Lower Columbia Head Start/ECEAP Kelso
Jamie Devries Lower Columbia Head Start/ECEAP Kelso
Nicole Erickson Snohomish County Head Start Monroe
Natasha Fecteau Kitsap Community Resources Bremerton
Sarita Garibay Chelan-Douglas Child Development Association East Wenatchee
Crystal Garvin Opportunity Council Bellingham
Nicole Gonzalez Walla Walla Public Schools Walla Walla
Trena Haywood Puget Sound ESD Head Start Auburn
Sarah Hogan Kitsap Community Resources Kingston
Leslie Horn Snohomish County Head Start Monroe
Consuelo Jimenez Denise Louie Education Center Seattle
Erika Lopez ESD 113 Sound to Harbor Head Start Hoquiam
Nicole Matthews Puget Sound ESD/Children's Home Society Kent
Maryan Miae Neighborhood House Seattle
Shaena Nelson Community Child Care Center Endicott
Jennifer Ross Spokane County HS/ECEAP/EHS Spokane
Leanna Stevenson Chelan-Douglas Child Development Association Wenatchee
Dezarie Taylor ESD 113 Sound to Harbor Head Start Olympia
Jacquelyn Wolcott Mid-Columbia Children's Council White Salmon
P.A. Graduates & 2012 Peer Mentors
Robb Atherton Peer Mentor (2010 P.A., Lower Columbia College HS/ECEAP) Kalama
Wayne Ueda Peer Mentor (2010 P.A., Spokane County HS/ECEAP/EHS) Medical Lake
Sonja Lennox Peer Mentor (2011 P.A., Puget Sound ESD Head Start) Tacoma
David McCormick Peer Mentor (2009 P.A., Snohomish County ECEAP) Everett
DesiRae Zabel Peer Mentor (2011 P.A., Lewis Clark Early Childhood Program. Clarkston

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