The Road Map Project’s Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group is charged with developing an action plan that will help our region reach the Road Map kindergarten readiness and 3rd grade reading targets. Currently, only 68% of 3rd grade students are reading at grade-level, a critical milestone for future academic success. Work group members represent early learning and K-12, and have a particular focus on building systems that create seamless P-3 experiences for the students and families in our region.
In 2012, the first version of the Birth to 3rd Grade Action Plan was completed. The work group will now shift focus to implementation plans for the strategies included in the action plan.
Karen Howell-Clark (Co-chair), United Way of King County
Julie Rolling (Co-Chair), Puget Sound Educational Service District
Sonja Griffin, City of Seattle
Jodi Haavig, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Heidi Harris, Auburn Schools
Maureen Massey, Team Read
Trise Moore, Federal Way Public Schools
Deeann Puffert, Child Care Resources
Paula Steinke, Child Care Resources
Jill Sells, Reach Out and Read
Harla Tumbleson, SOAR
Claire Wilson, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Mary Fertakis, Tukwila School Board
Michelle Sarju, Open Arms
Tiffany Washington, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bob Butts, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Krissy Soltman, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Kellie Morrill, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Stephanie Shepherd, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Louisa Sanchez, Federal Way Public Schools
Marissa Kaiser, Bezos Family Foundation
Cashel Toner, Seattle Public Schools
Ann Arnold , Highline Public Schools
Rona Popp, Kent School District
Elissa Benson, King County
Tracy Sherman, League of Education Voters
Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group meetings are currently only open to group members.
Where ELL Students Attend School: Of the seven school districts in the Road Map Project region, the Tukwila School District has the highest percent of ELL students.