04 Apr Welcoming Mari Offenbecher, Interim CEO
The Tiny Trees Preschool Board of Directors has announced Mari Offenbecher as interim CEO effective Monday, April 2, 2018. Over the coming months she will work with the Board and Tiny Trees staff to build on our accomplishments, strengthen our organization, and facilitate a smooth transition to our next leader.
Mari Offenbecher has spent her professional career as a non-profit leader including nearly three decades as the CEO of School’s Out Washington (SOWA). Mari served as the leader for SOWA, advancing quality, equity and innovation in building the field of afterschool and youth development across Washington State. Mari has spent her career dedicated to bringing quality educational opportunities and supports to children and youth.
Mari has extensive experience building local, statewide and national coalitions and initiatives that impact systems change for children and youth. She has especially focused these efforts on low-income children and children of color, understanding the critical role that early learning and expanded learning programs play in developing life-long skills and forming meaningful relationships.
Mari holds a Bachelors degree in Child Development from California State University Sacramento and has conducted research on advanced child development systems at the University of California Berkeley and Edinburgh University.
We are excited to welcome Mari into the Tiny Trees community!