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Maggie Miranda

Maggie Miranda, Director

I am originally from the east coast, born and raised in New Hampshire, with all of my family (aunts, uncles and cousins) living in Quebec, Canada – I lived there for a few years as well. I moved to Walla Walla over 30 years ago and began a family. I have two adult children. I am an empty nester, my children live in Spokane, WA now.

I have worked in Education for over 20 years, most of my experience is working with preschool age children and families. I worked with the Head Start/ECEAP program for 15 years. My journey began as a parent volunteer, then as I began working, I was a paraeducator for 2 years, a Family Advocate for 3 years, and 10 years as a Child Development Coordinator. I then worked a few years as an Intervention Specialist at Green Park Elementary and a year at Walla Walla Community College. I also returned to college later in life and obtained a degree in Human and Social Services. Currently, I work for the Birth – 3 Program.

When my son was born, he was born with a congenital heart defect. This threw my world ‘upside -down,’ like a snow globe had been shook on my life. It was a very scary journey, as a young mother, I was so thankful for all of the help, support and encouragement I received through this process. The pediatrician, WIC, First Steps, RN’s, Seattle Children’s Hospital, People to People, etc….the list goes on and on and on…. I am SO thankful! Today, my son is a healthy and productive man. It really does take a village!!!! I do not know where I/we would be without such a wonderful community.

Over these last few decades, I have learned a lot personally and professionally; my wish, hope and desire, is to be of help to others. To help support families who may be going through some difficulties and struggles, someone who can understand some of the obstacles that may arise and can help lead to resources, and to help with their concerns, so they do not feel alone or isolated. I feel that another benefit is that I speak Spanish as well. I would hope that this could be a skill that could help families. It is an honor and a privilege to help our community!

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