• Natural Leaders

    Multicultural Parent Support Group    



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    Natural Leaders


    Our Values

    Collaboration| Support | Honesty |Team work |Inclusion |Kindness |Respect


    Nuestros Valores

    Colaboración | Apoyo |Honestidad |Trabajo en equipo |Inclusión |Amabilidad |Respeto


    What is Natural Leaders?

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    Our Mission

    Create a friendly and trusting space for Emerson Elementary School families so we can express our ideas, needs and concerns regarding the education of our children.

    Build a school community that enables increased communication between the school staff and families to empower our students to achieve greater academic success.


    Nuestra Misión

    Crear un espacio amigable y de confianza para las familias de la Escuela Primaria Emerson,  donde podamos expresar nuestras ideas, necesidades y preocupaciones con respecto a la educación de nuestro hijos.

    Construir una comunidad escolar que permita incrementar la comunicación entre la escuela y las familias con el fin de que nuestros estudiantes sean exitosos en su educación.


    Natural Leaders serve as multi-cultural bridge between students, families, communities, and schools.

    Research has consistently shown students’ success to be highly correlated with the level of their parent engagement. When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ education level.

    Parent engagement programs are oftentimes top-down school-directed training programs that teach parents how to help their kids succeed in their education. These programs are designed in ways that are assumed to be best for families, however we don’t always know what would be best without centering family voices first. The WABS Natural Leaders Program takes a different approach.

    The Natural Leaders Program uses an asset-based model to help families identify and cultivate the skills necessary to overcome systemic barriers. Parents take on leadership roles in order to build stronger relationships with families and their children and identify best practices. They then take action in order to help families be successful in the school system and implement their ideas in partnership with the school.

    You can be part of this group and support your student by becoming engage in your child’s education.

    We are looking forward to collaborating with you, join us!


    Natural Leaders


    Next Meetings or Activities


    Selfcare and Emotional Intelligence.

    May 6th  6:00 – 7:00p.m.    

    For Zoom ID and  Password please contact us at gwillard@everettsd.org or call 425-385-6219  


    The IL&L Family  Night (Learn English for free with Imagine Learning Literacy)

    June 3rd  6:00 – 7:00p.m.    

    For Zoom ID and Password please contact us at gwillard@everettsd.org or call 425-385-6219 

    Family School Resources


    Everett Public Schools home page



    Emerson Elementary School home page



    Washington Aliance for Better Schools



    Equity and Access Department



    Parent University



    Important phone numbers at school:

    Main Office:       425-385-6200

    Attendance line:  425-385-6205                emeattendance@everettsd.org

    Transportation:  425-385-4144

    Health Room:  425-385-6206

    Tech support line (Help Desk):  425-385-4357


    Family Community  Resources



    Apply f-or the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund

    Applications are open! Apply by May 15th!

    Apply Now   For more information: 


    • El Fondo de Alivio para Inmigrantes COVID-19 de Washington esta Abierto!

    Solicite este fondo de ayuda del estado de Washington.

    Las aplicaciones están abiertas.  Presenta tu solicitud antes del 15 de mayo.

    ¡Aplica ya! para optener más información haga clic aquí: 



    • Casino Road Food Pantry:

    Food Distribution Center - Volunteers of America

    14 E Casino Rd · (425) 259-3191


    -          Everett Food Bank:

    1230 Broadway
    Everett, WA 98201
    (425) 259-3191  ext 13014


    • Russian Community Resource Center



    • Latino Educational Training Institute


    Jazmin Herrera, phone 707-397-0162




    • Disaster Cash Assistance:

    Click Apply Now on the washingtonconnectio.org online application. When you are on the Your Needs page ( within the online application), select Cash in addition to any other benefits you may need. Once your application is submitted, call the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete application interview.

    Or, call the Customer Service Contact Center 877-501-2233 to complete the entire application process without submitting an application from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday               through Friday.


    • HCA- Free mental health referral service for families



    • Washington State Health Department- Suicide Prevention



    • Crisis Help Lines:

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

    Crisis Text Line provides confidential text access from anywhere in the U.S. to a trained               crisis counselor. Text HEAL to 741741 (24/7/365)

    Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to                     services. Call 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747)

    Washington Listens at 1-833-681-0211. Someone is available to talk from Monday –               Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Warm Line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges: 877-500-              WARM (877-500-9276)




    • United We Dream: Healthcare information and resources for undocumented families







    • DCYF Working Connections Child Care & Family, Friends, Neighbor Care:




    Contact us | Contáctenos


    Gloria Willard




    Nadia Carriedo




    Parent Lead: Juana María López Lopez

    E-mail: jlmarylo08@gmail.com Spanish available



    How to translate this page to another language? | ¿Cómo traducir esta página a otro Idioma?


    To translate any district page to other language, please go to the upper right corner of the page, where it says, “Translate Language”, then press where it says, “Select Language” and finally choose the Language of your preference (see image below).

    Para traducir cualquier página del Distrito Escolar a otro Idioma vaya por favor a la sección que se encuentra en la parte posterior derecha, donde dice Translate Language, despúes presione donde dice Select Language y por último elija el Idioma de su preferencia (Ver imagen).