SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

February 2022

Happy February!

This month, we will again be exploring simple ways to help your Young Scholar grow and stretch their brains by learning more about the types of thinking used in Young Scholar lessons.

We'll be looking at characteristics as well as questions and resources to help guide and encourage your Young Scholar to use their brain in new ways.

So, whether you are familiar with these different thinking styles or just getting started, the activities and resources below include quick and easy at-home ideas to help your Young Scholar grow their thinking and build on their strengths.

Our February focus will be Visual Thinking.

This Month in Young Scholars

  • Building Your Young Scholar's Visual Thinking Skills

  • Books for Building Visual Thinking

  • Parent Education Opportunity

Building your Young Scholar's Visual Thinking Skills

Books for Building Visual Thinking

Pairing picture books with the conversation starters above is a great way to help your Young Scholar practice their visual thinking skills. And, as seen in stories like those below, picture books have a lot to offer readers of all ages.

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunity

Young Scholar Speaker Series

Please join us as we wrap up our 2021-22 parent speaker series with one of the country’s leading voices in supporting diverse talented learners.

You can register on the Community Ed website or click on the image below for the direct Zoom link. I hope to see you there!


Young Scholar Access, Affirmation, Advocates

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