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Vanessa Lewis

I was born and raised in Boise Idaho and attended Giraffe Laugh as a child. My interest in exploring better ways to support children in the classroom began after working for the Boise School District as a Paraprofessional. From there, I went on and received a master’s degree in education, with focus on aspects of special education and early education. Currently, I am an Intervention Professional at a local charter school with a role of helping increase success, independence and self-regulation for those students with a disability. In a few months I will be relocating to Seattle to attend a doctoral program at the University of Washington to reach my career goal of becoming a school psychologist. I am honored to be a part of this community of people once again!

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We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh, a local nonprofit, provides early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley children daily, by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has three full time centers serving children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. In addition to the three full time centers, Giraffe Laugh has a half day preschool program (Giraffe Laugh Garden City Preschool) and a summer program that serves school age children.