Sierra’s compass in life so far has been finding a profession in which “…[her] deep gladness and the world’s hunger meet”. Her passion to serve and advocate for the historically underserved was sparked in seeing her parents’ mentoring underserved adolescents in which they provide stable relationships, advocacy, and compassion.
Dr. Amy Yillik’s professional career highlights include serving as a Central Oregon Regional CARE Coach, School Psychologist in the Bend LaPine Public Schools, School Counselor in Washington State, an Oregon State TBI Coach and as Adjunct Faculty for University of Southern California, Oregon State University and Seattle Pacific University. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist, a CONNECT Trainer, and a Happy Teacher Revolution Facilitator.
Amber believes this work is part of her calling and responsibility both as a social worker and an educational leader. She is passionate about fostering equity and eliminating barriers so that all students can show up to the classroom ready and able to learn in a safe and supportive environment.
Erin’s passion for learning and education began early in life and by third grade, she knew she was going to be a teacher, and 18 years ago she began her career as a Special education teacher. Erin has served in many roles in her career including a resource room teacher, behavior classroom teacher, general educator and homebound instructor before transitioning into a district-level behavioral interventionist role.