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Laura Smith takes helm of Community Network
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network Board of Directors recently named Laura Smith, M. Ed. the new Executive Director of the SVCN.
Smith has worked with the Network for the past six years, in both youth and adult community programs, and in a variety of capacities with the network. She has been involved in the creation and direction of both the Riverview and the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Councils, as well as working on Key Leaders' Summits, Rise and Shine Breakfasts, Healthy Youth Forums, Healthy Coalition work, ongoing Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention programs and the Positive Norms Campaign, "Hometown Trivia."
Additionally, Smith has established positive relationships with school districts and communities throughout the Valley, which will support the network’s mission of promoting a healthy community.
Smith holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado, and has experience in researching and developing prevention curriculum, which she did in her work with Committee for Children. Her interest in prevention efforts continued locally after she left Committee for Children and started an educational consulting business. As a consultant, she assisted schools in taking a closer look at their climates and looking for opportunities to foster healthier learning environments for students and staff alike. Smith is a seasoned presenter with expertise in youth engagement, positive community norms, bullying prevention, school success and social-emotional learning.For more information about the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, visit http://snoqualmievalleycommunitynetwork.org.