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Shannon Klasell, Executive Director

Manages organization, fiscal, personnel and operational.  Responsible for collaboration with community and local business organizations.  

Jenny Blumenstein, ELA Program Manager

Coordinates classes and instructional services in the English Language Acquisition (ELA) Levels 3-6 program. Supervises AmeriCorps position.  Responsible for grant seeking activities.

Consuelo Guijosa, Thurston County Program Manager, ELA Level 1-2 Mason and Open Doors Program

Coordinates ELA, GED, and HS21+ instructional services in Thurston County. Also responsible for ELA Level 1-2 instruction and Open Doors  program coordination in Shelton.


Emily Stinnett  (not pictured)

ESOL Program Instructor,


Provides instructional services in the ELA program.

Shaquan Ladson, Adult Basic Education Program Manager 

Coordinates classes and instructional services in the Basic Skills Program, GED and HS+. Supervises ABE Instructor position. Responsible for state reporting.

Tracy Simmons, Administrative Assistant        (not pictured)

Provides administrative support to the Organization

Jeffrey Maris,  AmeriCorps Member 

Provides support to all programs, and outreach activities.

Sound Learning Staff