• Working together to better the lives of all children

    Hello wonderful LSSD families,

    I am honored to be the school district’s Family Engagement & Student Success Specialist. I look forward to helping provide resources and support services to our students and their families. I will do this by connecting and building positive relationships to gain a better understanding of the needs of our students and families. Building relationships helps us form strong future connections between our students, families, staff members and the community. We also want to help students gain confidence and identify tools to continue on a positive path for their current and future educational careers.

    I am a long-time employee of the district and am an active member of our community. In addition to my work with the school district, I am the Assistant Director of the Hungry Hearts Foundation and volunteer my time to make sure none of our students go hungry.

    My training includes certification in Strengthening Families Facilitator; Right Response and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports.

    Please feel free to contact me in whatever way you prefer. If you decide to text, please identify yourself. I am also available to meet with families at their school, in my office or at your home.*

    Office: 425-335-1534
    Cell: 425-512-6212 (can receive texts)

    Warm wishes,

    Karen Tadio
    Lake Stevens School District Family Engagement & Student Success Specialist

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    *As a school district employee, Karen is a mandatory reporter. She is not employed by or affiliated with Child Protective Services (CPS) or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

    Karen is here to support families in the following areas:
    Family home visits
    • Building positive team relationships and connections
    • Gain an understanding of why students are not attending school. Build/create plans to help encourage attendance.
    Academic supports
    • Build/create plans to help encourage student engagement and participation
    Connection to outside community resources:
    • Hungry Hearts Foundation
    • Operation School Bell
    • Clothes For Kids
    • Medical, dental and vision options
    • Counseling
    Communication Tools
    • Assistance in positively communicating with teachers and administrators for all involved to be heard and respectfully understood

    May we have compassion first, kindness always and judgment never.

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