Parent Education

Parent Education at Valley

Valley School's Community Alliance of Parents (CAP) hosts a committee of parent volunteers who, in partnership with the school administration, shepherd our Parent Education Program. The mission of the Parent Education Committee is to ensure Valley School families have access to educational opportunities and resources that enhance their experience both as parents and as members of our school community. 


2019-2020 Parent Education Committee Co-Chairs: Susan Moore and Kathi Rosen

Feel free to send us an email! 


Coming Up at Valley (or peer schools):


February 27, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Special DEIA Presentation with Author Azure Savage and Diego Binuya 
The Valley School Big Room

Please join us for an evening with Author Azure Savage (You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools) and Diego Binuya. Azure and Diego will be sharing their educational experience in Seattle Public Schools, as well as offering you the opportunity to consider the action of “Racial Welcoming, Racial Support, and Empowerment.” Space is limited to 40 participates. Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to attend here.

About the Author from the book: Azure Savage is a queer, trans, black high school student entering their senior year in high school. They live in Seattle with their mom, three dogs, and a cat. They hope to write things that make people think, reflect, and take action. Outside of writing, school, and community work, Azure spends time with friends, goes to hot yoga, and watches horrible movies for fun. Above all, Azure is a fighter. They aim to turn the painful experiences they’ve had into something positive by using them as a way to spread awareness, show people they’re not alone and improve the lives of others. They hope to continue work in community organizing, continue writing, and attend college for psychology after graduating high school. Eventually, they plan to pursue a career in trauma specialized psychology to help mental health patients struggling with trauma.


March 26, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Talking to Children and Youth About Race with Caprice D. Hollins
The Giddens School


  • Learn how young people see and understand race.
  • Discover ways to support healthy ethnic identity development in young people.
  • Practice strategies for talking with young people about countering bias.

Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. is co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations. Her experience includes opening and Directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools. Dr. Hollins is currently an Affiliate Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She works hard to balance her passion and commitment to equity and social justice while at the same time raising a family with her husband, Gary Hollins. Together they have two children, and she has three adult step children and two grandchildren.



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Emotion Coaching with Melissa Benaroya

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If you’re looking for more information, Melissa has offered Valley families access to her online course at a discount (50% off)- Childproof Parenting: The School Age Years.  (CODE: VALLEY)



Valley Parent's currently-reading book montage

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us

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