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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Jason Fried 

Program Supervisor

Lesa Leclair, BS

I received a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University in Child Psychology in 1992 with an emphasis in social work. I have worked with children and families professionally since 2004, and extensively with therapeutic foster children using behavioral strategies to make them successful in home and school settings. I have had the privilege to work with children and their families to successfully reunify and strengthen families. I will provide skill-building for parents, behavior modification for children, emotion management skills, and connections to community resources. 

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.