Adam Cornell’s passion for justice, public service, volunteerism and advocacy stems in large measure from his own experience as a former foster child. As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County, he has prosecuted homicides, domestic and sexual assaults, and physical abuse crimes. He knows about community service first hand. The former Peace Corps volunteer taught anger management and life skills to incarcerated juveniles in Guyana, South America. A 1991 graduate of Woodinville High School, Adam holds a law degree from Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Whitney, live in Edmonds.
Kevin Honeycutt, a technology integrationist and staff developer from Central Kansas, travels the world sharing ideas with educators, business people, and kids. Currently serving his third term as a school board member in the town of Inman, Kansas, he feels that one of his most important roles is to help vision what the future holds for learners and move schools in right, new directions. Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country, he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He is passionate about meeting the needs of at-risk learners and works with kids in juvenile detention, developing approaches to re-engage the “lost” learner. Kevin likes to bring his personal life experience, sense of humor and creativity to the mission of helping prepare 21st century learners!
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Marjie Bowker from Scriber Lake High School, an alternative high school in the Edmonds School District, has a majority of students who have been lost in the system at some point. An interesting thing happens when you take troubled teens and help them write their stories: slowly but surely, fear and despair are transformed into empowerment and hope. The Scriber Lake Writing Program, founded by English teacher Marjie Bowker and memoir author Ingrid Ricks, uses writing as a powerful vehicle for change. The courage demonstrated by these students in their willingness to share experiences with homelessness, abuse, addiction and mental illness–matched by outstanding writing–allows readers to enter perspectives crucial for understanding today’s youth. By choosing to express their way toward healing and hope, they are giving others both permission and inspiration to join them. Students published their first book, “We Are Absolutely Not Okay,” in 2012 and finished their most recent collection, “I’m Finally Awake,” in 2016.