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Carmeisha Weems Unsung Hero

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One outstanding leader | Unsung Hero

Carmeisha Weems is a mother, grandmother, child care wonder and more

Seattle’s Child is proud to partner with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington to honor outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children. Throughout February, we’ll introduce you to Unsung Heroes from around the state: biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofits; some mentor others in their communities. Enjoy reading the stories of 2024’s unsung heroes, written by the people who nominated them. 


Carmeisha Weems, Auburn

Carmeisha is a wife, mother of six, grandmother, guardian, childcare director, and mentor. She has cultivated the qualities and has the determination to make parenting, directing, mentoring, and guiding look seamless and easy. Carmeisha has the knowledge and qualities of an outstanding parent and leader. With a background In Childcare Development, her abilities match her skills perfectly. 

She not only has wonderful children, but teachers and students acknowledge her as a phenomenal leader. Her career began as a student childcare teacher in her junior year of high school. She was known as dependable, caring, and gifted at leading children.

She pursued a degree in Child Development and currently directs a childcare development center. Over the years, she has trained and tutored children from preschool to seniors in high school. She is a mentor to several teachers in Washington, Oklahoma, California, Texas, and Alabama. She is a good role model in her community and is attuned to the neighborhoods she serves. She has been instrumental in teaching parenting skills and awareness. 

Carmeisha is working on a book that teaches parents how to travel nationally and internationally with children of all ages. She continues to demonstrate resilience to transition in challenging situations, she has developed a strong social connection with parents and within mentoring groups.

Carmeisha’s background is unique, skilled, and experienced and she demonstrates the ability to care for children on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level. She continues to educate herself and surround herself with the kind of people that can help her grow.

— Charla McClain

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Seattle Child Staff