Meet Our Team
As a woman of color in leadership, Leslie is committed to continue working towards the elimination of the educational and economic opportunity gap that exists for children of color and their families. Leslie believes that the first place that this commitment should occur is through the support of the child’s caregiver. Leslie is adept at navigating through any of the adaptive challenges that may come with the implementation of these systems.
As an Early Educator of 21 years, Leslie had the great honor and responsibility of strengthening families as they nurture the growth of their children in a safe and healthy environment. Leslie has been afforded the additional expertise of building relationships through family engagement with a richly diverse range of families. Her relationships with families and staff have been built on mutual understanding and personal caring.
Jasmine Barber, BS
Jasmine truly enjoys being a Parents as Teachers Parent Educator and the great work she does for the families in her community. She has a passion to work with children and watching them grow throughout their learning journey. Jasmine also finds great joy in being helpful, especially to families and their young children, in any way that she can. In 2018, Jasmine moved from Florida to Washington State in to explore more ways to help families. Jasmine has worked as an Early Educator for 4 years as a Lead Toddler Teacher at a child development center in Florida. She enjoys being creative and has an open mind.
As a Mother and Early Educator, Shayla has experienced first-hand, the many cultural disparities within our educational systems and economically for the children and families of color in our communities. Shayla’s passion is to strengthen families by supporting parents and caregivers in helping their children learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment as they develop in their first stages of their learning journey. Shayla believes that it truly takes a community to raise a child and that all of the people in that child’s life play an important role in the child’s success in life.