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Rayann Silva Strong Schools

The Will to Succeed

February 29, 2016

When she's not helping transform a school district, Rayann Silva is jumping over fire and crawling under barbed wire.

Tacoma Schools Achieve Distinction, Cite UW Tacoma

November 9, 2015

Tacoma Public Schools has been recognized as a “District of Distinction” by District Administration magazine, a national publication for K12 district-level school administrators. In its testimonial, District Administration cites the work of the Center for Strong Schools Tacoma Whole Child Initiative in raising graduation rates at the school district from 55 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2014.


Focusing on the Whole Child

August 11, 2014

A unique partnership between UW Tacoma’s Center for Strong Schools and Tacoma Public Schools is giving teachers and students back time in the classroom and changing how they feel about going to school.