Off-Campus

Micah Kurtz

Micah Kurtz


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Micah has worked or trained in child welfare since May 2008, as a family preservation therapist for two years, a CWTAP intern on the Office of Indian Child Welfare in Seattle for two years, and then five years for Children's Administration as a line worker and supervisor in the Kent and King West offices, in Child and Family Welfare Services.

Sherry Colomb

Sherry Colomb


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Sherry comes to the Alliance from a case management background with the Okanogan County Area Agency on Aging (AAA). She first became involved with child welfare in 2005 when Sherry and her husband Bill became licensed foster parents. They fostered for 12 years and have 2 adopted children. Sherry began working with the Alliance as a foster parent co-trainer before joining the Alliance in 2016 as the Child Welfare Trainer for the Wenatchee area and Okanogan County. Sherry’s desire is to help equip foster parents through education and information.

Michael Tyers

Michael Tyers


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Michael has over 40 years’ experience managing programs for children, youth and families, including program management at Children’s Administration, Deputy and Regional Administrator for Juvenile Rehabilitation, and a Clinical and Executive Director of a non-profit organization.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State.  He has been a leader in systems integration with a focus on building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. He has extensive experience in clinical and adm

Nate Brown

Nate Brown


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Nate Brown entered education research following several years of experience as a case manager in a community mental health and public health setting. Nate holds a BS in Neuroscience from Washington State University and an MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington, Bothell. Nate is currently working on projects related to the teacher labor market, teacher licensure, and international comparative education. 

Jordan Chamberlain

Jordan Chamberlain


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Jordan Chamberlain helps oversee a range of CEDR activities including project and budget management, administrative support, and fiscal services. Jordan holds a BA in English from Brigham Young University.

Dan Goldhaber

Dan Goldhaber


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Dr. Dan Goldhaber is the Director of the Center for Education Data & Research and a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. He is also the Director of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) and a Vice-President at American Institutes of Research (AIR). Dan previously served as an elected member of the Alexandria City School Board from 1997-2002, as an Associate Editor of Economics of Education Review and an editor of Education Finance and Policy.

Ivana Rozekova

Ivana Rozekova


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Ivana received her BA in Society & Justice from the University of Washington in 1988. Ivana has a wide array of experience working in private agencies as well as government agencies. In 1983, on a whim, Ivana volunteered with the Division of Youth Services (DYS) detention center working with adolescent boys involved in the criminal just system. This experience influenced her to start a career in the social services. After DYS, she worked in group care facilities specifically with adolescent boys and girls.