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Meet Jimena and Kamaria: Summit Sierra’s Game-Changing Alumnae

Jimena Talamantes ‘20 and Kamaria Lyles ‘19 were first attracted to Summit Sierra, a Washington charter public high school, because of its strong commitment to preparing scholars for college and life. Today, they have chosen different career interests and schools on the opposite sides of the country. Yet, they share a passion for building a … Read More

La kulan Corbin, Kernadie iyo wiilkooda Rowan – Oo wax u wada baranaya mustaqbal ifaya

Corbin, ardey dhigta Dugsiga Cusube Lumen ee Spokane, WA, ayaa ka quustay inuu helo GED giisa wakhti dhow. Markuu ogaaday inuu ilmo u dhalanayo, Corbin wuxuu isk ilaaway riyooyinkiisii ka qalinjabinta dugsiga sare iyo bilaabista koleej. Taas badelkeeda, wuxuu helay shaqo. Corbin ahaan, qoyska ayaa ahmiyada koobaad leh. Dugsiyada caadiga ah looguma talo galin ardeyda … Read More

What teaching means to Nyaria Lee, a teacher at Impact Public School

Nyaria Lee is a second-grade teacher and parent to Kai, a third-grader, at Impact Puget Sound Elementary in Tukwila, WA. Nyaria’s love for teaching did not come early in life. She did not like schools or her teachers growing up. She said, “I didn’t feel like they understood the way I learned…I was one of … Read More

How two Bremerton teachers are changing the game for young learners

Angela Reyes and Brittany Moll say it’s kismet that they became co-teachers at Catalyst, a charter public school serving families in Kitsap County. Both originally from the Bay Area, they now happen to be next door neighbors and fast friends after they met earlier this year. When asked what grade they teach, both said brightly … Read More

A Parent’s Journey to Advocacy

Yadira Lemus is a parent at Impact Public School. Her daughter Debbie, a first-grader, goes to Impact Puget Sound Elementary. Her son Ithiel, a kindergartener, goes to Impact Salish Sea Elementary. In an ordinary school year, these schools would be in different locations – Tukwila and South Seattle. However, before the pandemic, the two schools … Read More

Safar Waalid ku Noqday Xuquuq u Doode

Yadira Lemus waxay waalid ka tahay Dugsiga Dadwaynaha ee Impact. Inanteeda Debbie, oo ku jirta fasalka koobaad, ayaa dhigataa Dugsi Dhexe ee Impact Puget Sound. Wiilkeeda Ithiel, oo barbaarinta ku jiraana, wuxu dhigtaa Dugsiga Hoose ee Impact Salish Sea. Sannad dugsiyeedka caadiga ah, dugsiyadaasi waxay ku kala oolli lahaayeen goobo kala duwan – Tukwila iyo … Read More

La jornada de un padre asía la abogacía

Yadira Lemus es una madre en la escuela de Impact. Su hija Debbie, está en el primer grado, va a Impact Puget Sound Elementary. Su hijo Ithiel, en el kínder, va a Impact Salish Sea Elementary. En un año escolar ordinario, estas escuelas estarían en diferentes lugares- Tukwila y el sur de Seattle. Sin embargo, … Read More