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Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Janell Hantel

2016 Unsung Hero Janell Hantel

February 15, 2016

Honoree:  Janell Hantel, Snohomish

Nominator:  Tyana Kelley


I just moved to the Snohomish area in September, and Janell has become one of my few friends. Our children attend ECEAP together. Janell volunteers at least three days per week at the school, either in classrooms or the office, as well as serving on the ECEAP Parent Advisory Council. On days that both her children have something special happening in each of their classrooms, she will make sure that she spends time in each classroom. Her husband works 12 or more hours per day, and spends one night every week away home. I find her to be an inspiration, as well as a good friend to me, and a great mother to her two children.   

Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by  the Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington. Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero on seattleschild.com.   Nominations are accepted from around the state and and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes - outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children. 

February 1 Honoree: Shelly Willis

February 2 Honoree: Yvette Dear

February 3 Honoree: Teresa Garcia

February 4 Honoree: Chandra Reeves

February 5 Honoree: Carrie Fanin

February 6 Honoree: Joyce Mallinger

​February 7 Honoree: Monty Richman

February 8 Honoree: Vallerie Fisher

February 9 Honoree: Kristina Wendorf

February 10 Honoree: Joanne Coriell

February 11 Honoree: Henrietta Price

February 12 Honoree: Beth Schubert

February 13 Honoree Sabine Hogue

February 14 Honoree Keoki Kauanoe

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