message from your co-chair Liz thacker
Happy April! I hope you have all taken time to vote for a new co-chair for the Coordinators Network. With this election, my time as a co-chair will come to an end. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to each and every one of you that I have had the privilege of working with and representing as a co-chair for the Coordinators Network over the last five years. I have enjoyed watching all the positive growth that is occurring for coordinators – from a week to celebrate how awesome we are, to having a voice in areas we didn’t have a voice before. It has been a true honor to be able to help in this movement. I leave this position though knowing that the best is yet to come. I cannot wait to see all the new barriers this Network will continue to take down. Thank you for an amazing five years!
For years Deanna Hron has embraced the whole child approach. Now, she is a rising community school leader in Deer River, MN. Read about Hron's notable transition from educator to coordinator, and her quest to highlight rural community schools in this month’s Coordinator Spotlight .
Opportunities and Resources

Did you know that census data determines how much federal funding goes into programs like Title I grants, Head Start, CHIP, and the National School Lunch Program? Find resources and learn how you can take action to make sure everyone in your community gets counted during the 2020 census.

CLASP presents the lived experiences of marginalized youth and young adults living in poverty in this report focusing on the white rural, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, and urban Native communities.

Listen to episode 6 of Mudboots: The Whole Child Education Podcast on empowering students through expanded learning programs and summer initiatives to foster learning outside of the classroom.

Watch this webinar recording and access additional resources from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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Sincerely, your co-chairs, Liz Thacker and Arturo Magana