Whitney Evans currently serves as the Bay Area Director at ParentChild+ in San Jose, California. As a Bay Area native, Whitney is thrilled to be able to help bring ParentChild+ programs to her community.
Prior to ParentChild+, she worked for Girl Scouts of Northern California. First heading up programs for teenage girls in detention centers and gang impacted neighborhoods. Whitney then oversaw all programming for girls and families in low income communities including Title 1 schools, shelters and migrant housing. Whitney was honored to speak at the United Nations 57th Annual Commission on the Status of Women on eliminating and preventing violence against women and girls.
Whitney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Sociology from the University of Puget Sound. She earned a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She also has experience working in education for youth and adults with learning differences as well as immigration law.
Opinion: Gov. Newsom’s third-grade reading focus right on target...
While reading about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s cradle-to-career education agenda, my stomach lurched learning about his focus on third-grade reading. Numerous studies have shown the connection between third-grade literacy and further academic and professional success. Students who read at appropriate third-grade reading levels are four times more likely to…