New member appointed to the Paraeducator Board

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June 19, 2019

New member appointed to the Paraeducator Board

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The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has appointed Dr. Yukari Amos, a professor from Central Washington University, as the four-year institution of higher education representative on the Paraeducator Board. Dr. Amos’s research on the paraeducator career pathway makes her particularly well suited to serve on the board. Her four-year term will begin on July 17, 2019.

Meet Dr. Amos

Dr. Amos brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge and experience in education policy. Her background includes being a former social studies and ESL teacher in Federal Way and Tumwater. Dr. Amos received her Ph.D. in multicultural education from the University of Washington.

When asked what she is most looking forward to as a board member, Dr. Amos states, “being able to contribute my knowledge and experiences with paraprofessionals, and improving their career advancement.”

A farewell

Dr. Yukari Amos will be replacing Jan Byers- Kirsch who is retiring from her role at Central Washington University this academic year. Jan has shared on her retirement from the board, “I enjoyed being a member of the board, the friendships I made, the professionalism and collaboration, and I am so proud of the phenomenal ground breaking work we developed to improve the status and expertise for paraeducators in Washington.”

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