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'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.' — Margaret Mead

Educating America Events

Any School Year 

The school year is always in front of teachers. Regardless of the time of the year it's never too late to think about adding classroom assistants. Look over the Educating America workbook for easy-to-implement ideas to use as you invite in classroom assistants.

I'm always thinking about schools, teachers, students and those who support them. If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me. I enjoy brainstorming with individual teachers as well as schools. Invite me to speak to your group on ways adults may become effective volunteers. Click here...

Also, watch for new materials, offers for classes and presentations. Let me help you find ways to include community members who are willing and able to step up and step into schools. YOU matter!


Coming Events

Checkout my Educating America newsletters about current school issues printed each Fall, Winter, and Spring. Click here, please, Julie.


Completed Events

Edmonds District 15 Para Educators Training, Edmonds, WA

Vineyard Park Summer Bazaar - Mountlake Terrace, WA

Shoreline schools Volunteer Program Presentations -Lake Forest Park Senior Center, Shoreline, WA

Spruce Elementary Mom's Meeting - Spruce Elementary

Spruce Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. - Spruce Elementary, Lynnwood ,WA

Rolling Readers Training (United Way) - Marysville Library, Marysville, WA

Madrona Parent Meeting - Madrona Elementary School, Edmonds, WA

Lake Forest Park Power of One Training - Lake Forest Park Senior Center, Shoreline, WA

Book Event and Signing - Start the school year off right.  Children's Bookshop & Teacher Materials, Lynnwood and Puyallup

Additional Resources

Volunteer Tool Pouch

A pouch with basic tools for volunteers (pencils, erasers, post-its, etc. in a handy, easy-to-handle pouch that attaches to a 3-ring binder). Available yearly by special order. Many educators use these with their volunteers. It prevents a lot of running around to locate materials for small groups!


Other Resources:

How to Start a Mentoring Group (booklet)

Starting a mentor group can be a challenge. The booklet will suggest guidelines and basic training for your mentors/mentees. Coming soon! Pre-order today.


Fiction, etc.

    YA novel, 84 Ribbons, about a young woman's journey into the world of a professional ballet company.  Available NOW.

     YA novel, When the Music Stops: A Second Chance to Dance. Available NOW

     YA novel, Letters to Follow. Available, spring 2017

     Poems written by my grandfather: Sonnets for Ambrosia (compliation). Available NOW.