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Head Start/ECEAP Staff

WWPS Head Start/ECEAP Coordinator Staff

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Walla Walla Public Schools Preschool Director
Diana Evenson

DEvenson@wwps.org
509.526.1781
  • Our Head Start/ECEAP program serves 233 children
  • Each AM and PM session holds class for 3.25 hours, four days per week
  • Our staff to child ratio is 1:8.5
 
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Education Coordinator
Catherine Dennis
  • Each family receives two education home visits (with literacy and math focused activities) and two conferences per year
  • Curriculum emphasizes self-esteem and social skills, language development in English and primary language, literacy, math, and science skills, appreciation of creative arts, and physical and health development 
 
Avina Jennifer
Child Development Coordinator
Jennifer Avina
javina@wwps.org
509.526.1786
  • Every student receives developmental screenings with follow up support and referrals as necessary.
  • Our program works closely with Special Programs and area agencies to support children with special needs.
 
 
Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Jesselyn Rieke
  • Provide education to families on the importance of health development
  • Link families with continuous medical and dental care
  • Dental, vision, hearing screenings and referrals
  • Facilitate classroom activities with an emphasis on healthy food choices
 
cresencia
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Cresencia Gutierrez-Duran
CDuran@wwps.org
509.526.1793
  • Parents are encouraged to become engaged in their child’s education!
  • Gain leadership skills and become involved in program planning through Policy Council.
  • Increase literacy in your home through family night activities.
  • Volunteer in the classroom, on field trips and preparing classroom materials at home.
  • Participate in trainings on child development, discipline, financial literacy, and other topics of interest.
 
Ludwig Christine
Family & Mental Health Services Coordinator
Preschool Homeless Liaison
Christine Ludwig
cludwig@wwps.org
509.526.1788
  • Our families receive support to help them reach their goals!
  • We provide mental health support to overcome trauma and build resiliency.
  • We help connect families to community resources.
 

Teaching Teams

Meet Our Teaching Team Staff Members!

Lead Teacher
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Candy Anderson

Asst. Teacher
Yuri Orozco

Yuri Orozco

Family Advocate
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Elia Esquivel

 

 

 

Lead Teacher
Betsy Russell

Betsy Russell

Asst. Teacher
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Teresa Martinez

Family Advocate

Yvonne Segovia

 

Lead Teacher
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Elisa Weinman-Pogue

Asst. Teacher

Leslie Moreno

 Family Advocate

Rhoda Ehrman

Rhoda Ehrman

 

Lead Teacher

Sarah Villanueva

Asst. Teacher
Itzel Cuevas

Itzel Cuevas

 Asst. Teacher

 

 

 Family Advocate

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Yahaira Cruz

Lead Teacher

Elizabeth Razo

 Asst. Teacher

Nadia Chavez

Nadia Chavez

 Asst. Teacher

 

Ana Rosa Campos

 Family Advocate

Griselda

Griselda Patiño

Lead Teacher
Lori Gillin

Lori Gillin

 Asst. Teacher

Beatriz

Beatriz Esquivel

 

 

Family Advocate
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Cynthia Diaz

 
Lead Teacher
Rachael
Rachael Pederson

Asst. Teacher
Griselda Aceves
Griselda "Gris" Aceves

Asst. Teacher

Mary Ellen Farr 
 Family Advocate

 

Guadalupe "Lupe" Mendoza

 

Office Staff

Head Secretary

 

Karen Romo

 

 

 

 

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

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