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Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group

The Road Map Project’s Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group is charged with developing an action plan that will help our region reach 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.


Julie Rolling (Co-Chair), Puget Sound Educational Service District
Karen Howell-Clark (Co-Chair), United Way of King County
Ann Arnold, Highline Public Schools
Bob Butts, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Cashel Tone, Seattle Public Schools
Claire Wilson, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Deeann Puffert, Child Care Resources
Elissa Benson, King County
Heidi Harris, Auburn School District
Jill Sells, M.D., Reach Out and Read Washington
Jodi Haavig, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Kellie Morrill, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Krissy Soltman, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Luisa Sanchez-Nilsen, Federal Way Public Schools
Marissa Kaiser, Bezos Family Foundation
Mary Fertakis, Tukwila School District Board of Directors
Maureen Massey, Team Read
Michelle Sarju, Open Arms
Paula Steinke, Child Care Resources
Rona Popp, Kent School District
Sonja Griffin, Early Learning, City of Seattle
Stephanie Shephard, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Tiffany Washington, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Tracy Sherman, League of Education Voters
Trise Moore, Federal Way Public Schools


Lynda S. Petersen, Community Center for Education Results
Contact: lpetersen@ccedresults.org / 206.838.6619

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