MISSION AND HISTORY
Students spend approximately one third of their day at school, and Every Child, Every Day, Everywhere would like to provide support for the other two thirds.
In 2015, Scottsbluff Public Schools welcomed Dr. Greg Benner and Dr. Josh Garcia from Tacoma Washington to Scottsbluff. Greg
Benner is a Professor of Education at the University of Washington – Tacoma and Executive Director of the UWT Center for Strong Schools
(CSS), and specializes in preventive approaches for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of students, particularly those with emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Josh Garcia, is Deputy Superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools and has been named one of
Education Week’s “Leaders to Learn From” and an Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Outstanding Young Educator.
Dr. Benner and Dr. Garcia, held several presentations
throughout Scottsbluff for District Staff members, parents and members of the community about their work in Tacoma Public
Schools and the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative. The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI) is a systematic approach to understanding
and dealing with the individual needs that a student brings to school, and being able to determine what those needs are, so that
schools can be better prepared to educate them.
After seeing the presentations from Dr. Benner and Dr. Garcia, over forty interested community members formed Every Child, Every Day, Everywhere to begin the work of addressing the needs of and providing support to Scottsbluff students in the classroom and in the community.
Members of the 3E committee have been meeting have divided into different committees based on need and interest. The committees have been focusing on obtaining pledges from businesses and individuals, collecting measurable data for their goals which will be published for the community, focusing on diversity and the mental health needs of the community.
Board of Directors
Jeanne McKerrigan - President
Rick Myles - Vice President
Melissa Price - Secretary/Treasurer
Ronda Kinsey - Community Advocate