I began my work with Team Read when I was 15 years old. My role as a Team Read reading coach represents my first job and proved to be an excellent building block for other employment opportunities throughout high school and beyond. My best friend and I drove to Highland Park Elementary from Franklin High School on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to tutor our 2nd and 3rd grade students. For us, the role of Team Read reading coach enhanced important interpersonal skills like communication, patience and the ability to motivate young students.
Over 15 years later, I have returned to support Team Read as the Vice President of the Board of Directors. I enjoy bringing the perspective and experience of a former reading coach to enhance our discussions and further our mission. I represent Wells Fargo Bank, in my work with Team Read, in my role as Relationship Manager for the Seattle Commercial Banking Office which serves local middle-market businesses. My work with Team Read continues to bring me value in forms of personal growth as well as recognition in my professional network. I can only hope to provide equal value to the Organization and the students that we serve.