Meet the Staff
Yolanda Lewis, Supervisor/Parent Educator
Yolanda Lewis is the Supervisor and parent educator for Parents as Teachers since 2014. She came to Wichita Falls from Florida where she taught 17 years of early child development and has over 20 years of experience in education. She has also served as a teacher and director of two child development centers.
Yolanda holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood, Bachelors in business Management/Elementary Education, and a Masters in Elementary Education. Above all, she has a passion for all things children.
Yolanda has strived to meet the challenges she faces in helping her students find many elements of success in their early school experience. As an absolute believer in effective communication, she listens, establishing continuous communication and rapport among her herself, children, and parents as well as the educators she supervises. She develops a nurturing environment for very young learners that involves enthusiasm, flexibility, and a willingness to change and adapt. Her positive attitude is infectious to all.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Wendy Doughten, Parent Educator
Wendy Doughten has been with WFISD since 1994 when she began teaching Kindergarten as certified teacher. After seven exciting years teaching Kindergarten, she moved to Head Start where she taught three and four year olds. She also worked as a Parent Involvement Coordinator and Site Facilitator. These wonderful experiences led Wendy to the privilege of working with the Parents as Teachers program. Wendy says that she is blessed and excited to be a part of the WFISD Parents as Teachers Team!
Ms. Doughten believes the best way to learn is through playing and having fun, which creates a love of learning. She has a heart to teach and guide people of all ages, helping parents learn ways to make life better for themselves and their families. Wendy also believes that the Parents as Teachers program will make a tremendous impact in the Wichita Falls community!
“They may not remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”
“Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher!”
- Ran and Ramey
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Nina Parker, Parent Educator
In April 2015, Nina Parker joined Parents as Teachers as an educator. She enjoys working with little ones and says that she feels blessed to have the opportunity to be with parents and their children in their home setting. Nina has taught pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for 21 years; the last 11 years were spent at Sheppard AFB Elementary where she was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2007 and 2013 and received the West Teaching Excellence Award in 2014.
Mrs. Parker received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an English major and an Early Childhood Endorsement. Over the years, she has served on the district’s English Language Arts kindergarten curriculum writing, Math textbook adoption, and Kindergarten report card revision committee.
Her joy in life is family-She and her husband have three grown children, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.