Our program quality team is growing! Meet Kimmy, Sergio, and Valerie.

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Since 2008, School’s Out Washington has led the effort to build and sustain a quality improvement system for expanded learning programs in Washington state. It is at the heart of all we do. As our work continues to grow, our team does too! We are thrilled to introduce our two new Program Quality Administrative Assistants and our new Pierce County Program Quality Manager.

Kimmy Nguyen (she/her)

Program Quality Administrative Assistant

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As the Program Quality Administrative Assistant, Kimmy provides administrative support to SOWA’s Program Quality Team to coordinate internal and external programmatic needs.

A Vietnamese-American and Seattle native, Kimmy’s work centers on community engagement and youth development that aims to improve community health by providing culturally appropriate resources. Kimmy is a cross-cultural collaborator and brings in experience working with young leaders at nonprofit organizations such as Asian Counseling and Referral Service and citesRISE.

Sergio Beltran (he/him)

Pierce County Program Quality Manager

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As the Pierce County Program Quality Manager, Sergio manages SOWA’s program quality work in Pierce County, helping ensure there is equitable access to trainings, professional development and funding in Pierce County.

Sergio has worked in the youth development field since 2009. Throughout his career, Sergio always aims to be an empathic leader, while focusing on building relationships, community and centering his work in social justice and equity.

Most recently, Sergio was involved in the Expanded Learning Opportunities/ Whole Child Initiative in Tacoma. Before that, Sergio was the program director for YMCA Childcare in Tacoma and spent five years at Neighborhood House leading programs that focused on culture and empowerment for K-12 students. In his free time, Sergio enjoys playing football and video games and hanging with his dog, Koda, a 115 pound Alaskan Malamute.

Valerie Middleton (she/they)

Program Quality Administrative Assistant

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As the Program Quality Administrative Assistant, Valerie provides administrative support to SOWA’s Program Quality Team to coordinate internal and external programmatic needs.

The majority of Valerie’s career has been involved in public education, youth sports, and directly supporting individual families. Their work centers social-emotional health, movement, and creative expression with an emphasis on inclusion and equity. Valerie strives to build meaningful and caring connections within and across their communities.