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The Promise of Charter Schools: A Conversation with Darcelina Soloria and Natalie Hester

Updated: May 7, 2022

The Event:

Join us for a generative conversation Darcelina Soloria and Natalie Hester.

Darcelina Soloria, Regional Advocacy and Organizing Manager for Eastern WA, has been working in education advocacy since 2017. Since that time, she has supported families by developing workshops to help them navigate K-12 and postsecondary education opportunities, support racial equity teams, and anti-racist work in Spokane schools. Darcelina is passionate about teaching families how to advocate for their students and to engage with their legislators during legislative session.

Natalie Hester, Senior VP of Policy and Advocacy, has used her voice in a variety of roles - including WA Charters board member, parent volunteer, charter school co-founder, and charter school board member - to influence legislation, statewide policy, accountability, and leadership practices within the charter space, that improve the experiences and outcomes of students who are furthest from educational justice. Natalie is passionate about increasing the number of community-led, anti-racist public schools and ensuring that we have strong policies that are informed by the needs, desires, and voices of parents and families.

So log-on and hear the future of Charter Schools in our region, and voice your ideas about education and our community.


This community Forum Conversation will take place on May 26th from 4-5 PM. The conversation will be moderated by Matt Miller from Pride Prep Schools.

How do I participate?

If you would like to participate in the Community Forum Discussion Darcelina and Natalie you can sign-up at the Eventbrite link below. The engagement opportunity is free, but please sign up early as space is limited.

Here is the Eventbrite Link to sign-up to receive a link for this community discussion. Reserve your spot at the table for TBA. Once you register here, you will be sent a link for the zoom conversation by email.

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