Training and Development Consultant
Phone: (505) 277-8515
Kate has been an active advocate for education for children of all abilities for the past 30+ years in New Mexico and Arizona. Although Kate has served as a special education teacher and trainer; her professional focus currently is developing and implementing a community-based volunteer program that supports early childhood educators through a deeper inquiry into play and its benefits for our young children. Kate’s experiences as an elementary school coordinator, Level III advocate, volunteer coordinator in public education communities, and as a volunteer for many educational and community programs enhances her development of this exciting new program. Kate’s resume includes statewide training in Early Childhood Education as well as Special Education. She has presented at local and state conferences. Through the creation of the new Community Outreach Early Childhood Play Advocate Program she believes that New Mexico’s young children will be strong, capable and competent learners who are ready to take on learning and life challenges with greater confidence and success. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University and is a life-long learner who continues her intellectual inquiry into all facets of early childhood and beyond.
Resource Development Coordinator
Phone: (505) 277-5600
Rachel is an AmeriCorps VISTA (the domestic version of the Peace Corps) who is serving her two year volunteer commitment with Family Development Program as our Wemagination Resource Development Coordinator. She brings passion to her responsibilities for increasing WE memberships, public awareness, resource acquisition, fund-raising, and volunteer program development. Rachel has over 12 years of retail and customer service experience, and she graduated with honors from UNM with a Bachelor's in English. Rachel is an avid volunteer with several animal rescue groups in New Mexico. She is returning to school at UNM to receive her Master’s in Public Administration to continue the non-profit work she has grown to love.