A FOCUS ON CHILDREN
What's best for the children?
I will be an advoate for students, parents, and teachers
in the decision-making process with a focus on:
Safe corridors and bathrooms
Local policies that work for Yakima kids!
Greetings, I'm Colleen
WHERE I COME FROM
Yes, I’m Irish . . . and a bit of everywhere else.
I’m a conservative from a traditional Methodist family. My interest in education is not new, sudden, or novel: My great grandfather was a business college administrator in northwestern Missouri. And my own participation is diverse and extensive, spanning my parapro years to public school certification, Scouting and Camp Fire, church vocation, and the founding of a private Christian school that has flourished for 21 years.
In my role as administrator of West Chestnut Academy, I have hands-on experience with hiring and training staff; developing policies, procedures, and selecting curriculum. As a teacher in the program, I have over twenty years of experience in the classroom. Lesson planning, teaching strategies, and classroom management are grounded in sound pedagogy and designed to promote academic excellence.
Master of Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2008
Methodist Course of Study, St. Paul School of Theology, 2008
B.A. Elementary Education, CWU, 2000 in collaboration with Heritage University and Yakima Valley College
A.A. Early Childhood, YVC, 1997
Violet Lumley Rau Alumna of the Year, Heritage University, 2018