Preschool parent Guadalupe Mendoza was one of only 20 parents selected in Washington state to serve as a parent ambassador for the Washington State Association of Head Start/ECEAP. Mendoza has children in the district’s preschool program, Sharpstein Elementary and Walla Walla High School. She is only the second parent from Walla Walla to be selected for this statewide program.
About the WSA ambassador program: Parents selected for this program participate in a yearlong parent advocacy and leadership training program. They receive training on communications, leadership, legislative advocacy and grassroots organizing, and are responsible for training parents in their local programs and participating in advocacy efforts on both the state and federal level.