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Unsung Hero: Josefina Tapia



February is Parent Recognition Month. Strengthening Families Washington, of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State, believes there is no better way to recognize a parent, grandparent, foster or adoptive parent than by acknowledging the numerous and impressive things they do to strengthen their family and those around them in their community.

Seattle’s Child is proud to sponsor the Washington Unsung Hero Awards, recognizing our everyday heroes and honoring the important role caregivers play in children’s lives. There are 28 nominees for the 28 days of February, and Seattle’s Child will highlight each and every one.


Congratulations to the Unsung Hero for February 18


Josefina Tapia - Yakima


Josefina has been a parent volunteer since the beginning of this school year, in spite of severe physical pain and back problems.  Josefina has also overcome many personal  challenges in her private life.  She is a single mother that is constantly striving to make her second grade son's educational and personal experience rewarding and beneficial.  She is a positive and caring mother who also shows her knowledge of children in the care she gives during tutoring time in the classroom.  

This woman supports our school by working in the office, playground, and classroom.  She is competent, resourceful, and caring.


Nominator:  Debbie McLean


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