Hello Live: Admins Connect - Nancy Byers from Yakima School District

October 4, 2014
Sharon Soliday, CCC-SLP

We're excited to share our new podcast series, Admins Connect, which will highlight the experiences and opinions of a strategic cohort of educational administrators.

Learning an outside perspective is valuable and Care Options for Kids, formerly The Hello Foundation, is committed to building connections between administrators to promote our core value of Putting Kids First. Each 15 minute conversation captures an administrator's answers to 5 questions. Things look different when you're at the top, and by asking each guest the same 5 questions we'll be weaving a rich, textured, and interesting narrative about decisions from the strategic desk.

This month we talk to Nancy Byers, Executive Director of Special Education, Yakima School District in Yakima, Washington. Nancy has worked in education for many years and brings the perspective of a long-time administrator committed to ongoing learning.

Yakima District Stats:

  • Total Enrollment: 5,627
  • Interesting Tidbit: Largest Latino-majority district in the state; second largest district in Eastern Washington
  • SLP Model: a combination of employees and the Hello There model from Care Options for Kids, formerly The Hello Foundation

This podcast is part of our Admins Connect series, which highlights the experiences and opinions of a strategic cohort of educational administrators.

Thank you for your commitment to kids, Nancy!