SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

May 2023

Happy May Everyone!

It's hard to believe we have less than a month to go in this school year. It feels like just yesterday I was sending out the very first Young Scholar Newsletter, and suddenly, somehow seven years have flown by.

There are now only a few weeks left of my time as Young Scholar Coordinator, and I want to send a HUGE thank you out to all the students, families, and SoWashCo staff that have been a part of Young Scholars over the past seven years. It has been an amazing journey, and I have been truly honored to be a part of your lives.

As I begin my new adventure at the University of Minnesota next fall, I leave knowing that your Young Scholar's immense talents and potential will take them far. After all, they have your amazing support to keep believing in themselves, see the strengths in others, and advocate for the access and affirmation they need to see their bright futures come true.

For our last edition, I've put together a few of my favorite resources from past newsletters.
I hope you'll find something that's just right for your family.

Thank you again for the privilege of supporting you and your Young Scholar. I am incredibly thankful to have known you all.

Warm regards,


Inside This Month's Newsletter

  • Young Scholar Resource Favorites
  • Mrs. Redmond Read Aloud: I Wish You More

Young Scholar Resource Favorites

Mrs. Redmond Read Aloud

And finally...

Click on the image below to watch my read aloud of I Wish You More, a book by Amy Krause Rosenthal.

I Wish You More is a story of endless good wishes - wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, for laughter and peace - all the things I wish for all of you.


Young Scholar Access, Affirmation, Advocates

Looking for more?

Click on the image below to access online copies of

previous SoWashCo Young Scholar Parent Newsletters.

About Me


My name is Colleen Redmond, and I am honored to work as Coordinator for SoWashCo Young Scholars.

I'm a mom, a wife, small business owner, avid biker (the pedal kind), book enthusiast, and beekeeper.

I've been lucky enough to teach in South Washington County Schools for over twenty-five years and have had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the lives of so many students and families over the years.

Now, as part of Young Scholars, I have the honor of working with the amazing staff, students, and families throughout SoWashCo to implement and grow the Young Scholars program.

I am so very excited to work with and support you and your Young Scholar. I can't wait to see where the journey takes us!

Contact Information

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts, or needs!

Colleen Redmond