The mission of the Yakima Schools Foundation is to enhance educational programs offered within the Yakima School District No. 7 by raising money to fund immediate needs that support current classrooms and programs, and by establishing and maintaining perpetual funding sources, as well as increasing community involvement in the Yakima Public Schools.
With great appreciation, we ask that you join us in impacting the education and resources provided to the +16,000 students and teachers we serve by purchasing a ticket to our HOPTOBER FEST fundraiser.
Brooke Brown is the 2021 Washington State Teacher of the Year. She has taught English and Ethnic Studies at Washington High School, Franklin Pierce School District, for 15 years. She is currently the District’s Instructional Equity Specialist.
Brooke uses her classroom to create a brave, inclusive environment for students to show up authentically by modeling it herself. She teaches her students about radical self-love and the need to cultivate an understanding of their identity as a prerequisite to developing empathy and compassion for others. She also realizes the need to impact the system in order to positively affect her students and the teaching profession.
As a powerful voice for equity in her building and district, she leads equity trainings, co-leads the school’s equity team, serves on the District equity team, and is working to implement a restorative justice center at the high school. She believes that learning is done best in community and works to center student experiences and reminds them how much she learns from them too. She advocates for educating the whole child, often using content to teach life lessons and challenge her students to look for ways to improve their communities.
Brooke has a Master’s degree in Education from Pacific Lutheran University and 2 Bachelor’s in Sociology, History and American Ethnic Studies from University of Washington-Seattle. She is currently a Doctoral candidate. She is committed to our students, her colleagues, and the teaching profession and gives 100% to everything she does.
The 2020-2021 school year is in the books–and what a memorable chapter it’s been! Due to COVID-19, this school year was filled with adversity, adjustments and challenges, but we made it. Thanks to the awarded grants, sponsors, individual donors and other supporters of the Foundation we were able to continue in our efforts to support the needs of the Yakima Public Schools. The Foundation was able accept the challenge of 2020-2021 by achieving goals and making an impact on our students and in distance learning classrooms. While many students, teachers and families enjoy some well deserved rest this summer, at YSF, we will be busy planning to get ready to support more students and teachers in the new school year. We wish everyone the best upcoming school year possible and remain committed to providing the resources and support to help make that happen. We are looking forward to yet another amazing and impactful 2021-2022 school year!
Have a relaxing and wonderful summer.
Priscilla P. Trevino
If you have any comments or questions, I can be reached at: Director@YakimaSchoolsFoundation.org.
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