Parent Education Network Bios
Terri Dawson, PHP Executive Director
BS Social Work-- University of Wyoming, MPA-- University of Wyoming
Terri Dawson has been the Executive Director of Parents Helping Parents of WY, Inc. since it's inception in 1991. She directs both the Parent Information Center and the Parent Education Network from the central office in Buffalo. She and her husband are the parents of three young adults-- their middle child, Ted, has Down Syndrome. At 23 years old, Ted moved out and has since been living independently with supports, in his own single apartment, and has full time employment.
Terri has been actively involved in Special Education and parent involvement in education for the past twenty years. She speaks on parents rights and perspectives on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act around Wyoming and the nation. She is passionate about positive parent involvement in schools and working together to make a difference for ALL children.
Natalie Pique, Family School Partnership Liaison for Natrona Co
BA Psychology-- University of Wyoming
Natalie works with Title 1 schools in Natrona County to help improve family engagement that will lead to academic success for all children. Natalie has been actively involved in Natrona County School District as a substitute teacher, PTA/PTO member and officer, and volunteering in the schools and classrooms that both of her children attend. She has experience working with students and families in the community and schools in Casper. She and her husband have lived in Casper for the past 9 years with their two boys.