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Saturday, May 4 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Community Engagement Is More Than an Enrollment Target

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Excellent schools are community-driven from the very inception and they know how to deeply and authentically engage families along the way to meet their collective mission. Participants will learn one framework and process for guiding an intentional community engagement process from the pre-design phase to the full build out of a school, and then build their own. Structures and tools will be shared for a Listening Tour, Community Outreach Ambassador program, Village Action Committee, and more.

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Claire Leong

Teacher, Impact Puget Sound Elementary
Claire is originally from San Luis Obispo, CA and moved to Seattle to pursue her B.A. in Elementary Education at Seattle Pacific University. She has experience in a variety of educational contexts, including public schools, charter schools, and private tutoring. Claire earned her... Read More →
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Jen Wickens

CEO & Co-Founder, Impact Public Schools
Jen's experience in public education is vast, including successfully co-leading the launch of nine new public schools for low income families across the country. Prior to co-founding IPS, Jen was the Chief Regional Officer for Summit Public Schools, co-founded the Washington State... Read More →
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Aurora Pacheco

Teaching Fellow - Community Outreach Ambassador, Impact Public Schools
​​​​My name is Aurora Pacheco. I was born in Toppenish, Washington. I have spent the past 10 years in Early Education with organizations such as University District Children’s Center, La Escuelita and NorthShore YMCA, facilitating and supporting young childrens’ growth... Read More →
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Mihret Adera

Community Outreach Ambassador, Impact Public Schools
Mihret is a founding parent, Community Outreach Ambassador and After School Care Manager for Impact Public Schools. She has children in both district and charter schools and is an advocate for all students succeeding in Washington state. She is proud to be part of the Impact community... Read More →