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Meet our Pre-K Facilitators

Family Pre-K Facilitators


Pam GerkePam Gerke has been teaching children for over thirty years as an arts educator, specializing in drama and music, and has published several books in this field. She received her B.A. English from the University of California, her teaching certificate from Pacific Oaks College, and her A.A. in Early Childhood Education from Everett Community College. She is also a choral conductor, composer and playwright and is currently producing her original musical about Florence Nightingale.

Molly PankowMolly Clarke joined Family Pre-K in 2018 and is excited to continue in this program. She has worked with preschoolers in Edmonds School District for the past 5 years. Her favorite parts of teaching preschool are: fostering kids' creativity through art projects, singing fun songs, and watching her students learn and grow. To her Spanish-speaking families, Molly says, "Yo sé un poco de español, ¡quiero aprender más!" In her free time Molly likes to read, knit, and spend time with her kids.

Tawny Tawny Richard has been working with preschool students since she was a student at the University of Washington studying Early Childhood and Family Studies. After receiving her Master's in Teaching, she taught kindergarten and first grade in Highline School district. She left the classroom for a few years to spend time with her young children. She is very excited to be joining the Family Pre-K program, which brings together her passion for teaching preschool students and supporting kindergarten readiness. In her free time, she enjoys adventures with her family, photograph and crafting.

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