There is nothing wrong with small. You can do big things with a small team.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Jason Fried 

Program Supervisor

Nikki Weldon, M.Ed

I received a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Spelman College and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong State University. I have worked with children and families as a teacher, coach, and home visitor; including time as a Parents as Teachers parent educator. I am passionate about providing culturally relevant services that promote parent and community skill building.

Parent Educator

Krys Frank, BA                                  

I have been committed to serving children and families in the Puget Sound area since 2010. I received certification in Early Childhood Education from Renton Technical College in 2009 and a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Child Development from The Evergreen State College in 2016. Prior to coming to the Institute For Family Development, I worked as a Positive Behavior Specialist in Head Start. I am most passionate about helping parents overcome challenging behaviors by giving them the tools and skills they need to be successful in becoming the best parent they can be. 

Parent Educator

Lisa Kitti, BA

I received a BA degree in English from the University of Puget Sound in 1997. I have enjoyed working with children and families in school and home settings for over seven years. When working in the schools, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and collaborating with parents to assist in delivering the best possible academic, behavioral, and social learning for their child. At our monthly parent dinners, I felt honored to be among whole and extended families as we came together for a community meal. As a Parent Educator, I hope to provide information, support, and encouragement that parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. I share the Parents as Teacher's vision that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.