Who we are

Wa Coalition 4 Kids began with a few parents in the Issaquah School District who realized that schools would not reopen without parents coming together to advocate for their children. These parents, most of whom had never met before, worked tirelessly in addition to their own jobs and family needs to build this movement. 

 

As the work continued for months and other groups formed in different parts of the state it became apparent that working together as a coalition was needed to continue to be a voice for parents and their families in educational policy discussions.

 
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Board's Message

Children and parents need an advocate to ensure their interests are represented in Washington's public education policy.

Focusing on these issues together with one voice can create change for everyone. By joining this network you can do your part to help the voice of every family be heard.

Core Focus

  • Local District Advocacy

  • State Government Advocacy

  • Parent, Student & Educator Advocacy

  • Political Education & Community Awareness

Wa Coalition 4 Kids Board

Our board, consisting of an Executive Board and Chapter Representatives, come from different background and experiences but are committing their time and effort to help improve Washington's public education system.

Executive Board

Nate Perea

BOARD PRESIDENT

Marina Subbaiah

VICE PRESIDENT

Lisa Guthrie

ADVOCACY DIRECTOR

Kayla Scott

SECRETARY

Ayana Meissner

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

LeAnn Lujan

TREASURER

Chapter Representatives

Marina Subbaiah

ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Jen Riley

NORTHSHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Liz Gorski

MERCER ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

Lisa Connors

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Carter Knowles

RIVERVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT

Lisa Guthrie

LAKE WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Satu Halprin

THURSTON COUNTY

Bree Warjone

THURSTON COUNTY

Executive Director