D2 Center

2017 Western Regional Reengagement Plus! Convening, Tacoma, WA

by | Dec 20, 2017 | Events, General, NLC Reengagement Network, NLC YEF Institute

D2 Center directors Greg Emmel and Carolyn Miller and Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) Kelsey Hansen attended the 2017 Western Regional Reengagement Plus! Convening in Tacoma, WA, December 6-8, 2017. As always the conference provided excellent networking opportunities and many chances to share best practices, along with site visits to different locations around Washington State where we could observe reengagement in action. In addition to in-depth discussion sessions with reengagement colleagues from across the Western U.S., we heard from speakers Carla J Santorno (Superintendent, Tacoma Public Schools), Chris Reykdal (Washington State Superintendent), and Mayor of Tacoma Marilyn Strickland — plus, as always, our fearless leader, Andrew Moore, who spearheads the National League of Cities Reengagement Network, of which we’ve been a part since 2011. Here’s more about the Washington State Open Doors Youth Reengagement system – it was wonderful to see all the coordinated reengagement efforts underway across the state.


Good morning, Tacoma!


Getting ready for keynote speaker, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, Dec. 7. 2017


View of Mt. Rainier from Hotel Murano, the Convening site


Getting into the holiday spirit in the Hotel Murano lobby


Ready to learn!


Until next time, reengagement colleagues!


Rising above the fog on the way home


Farewell, Washington State!

About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.