Kimberly Griffin-Murray is both an excellent teacher, and leader for early childhood education, she is frequently called upon for her knowledge of early childhood development. Kimberly is also the founder of Future In Front Of Us Resource Center and K-Care. She is recognized for her ability to balance the integrity of family and work, and leads mainly by example, always doing her best and encouraging others to do the same. She inspires action by advocating for children’s rights and supporting parents through hard times. Respected as a credible voice not only by her family but by her peers and anyone who may encounter her because of her experience as a foster parent, and kinship care provider.
Kimberly is a graduate of Community College of Aurora where she had obtained her associates degree in early childhood education with a certificate in business. She was also awarded with the student success award, and worked in the office of disability and equity. Kimberly was chosen to serve on the board for the national association of community college teacher education program (NACTEP) as a student ambassador.
Recently Kimberly has become the caregiver to her two grandchildren which motivated her to form The Shaylee Foundation in honor of her granddaughter who was a victim of child abuse. Kimberly hopes to serve as a lifeline to support families that may be facing the same situation, by provide the resources so that they are able to better protect the children in their care.
My name is Rachael Haynes, I'm 19 years old and I love to dance. I am currently a sophomore at MSU Denver. I support the Shaylee Foundation because I want to be involved within my community as well as give back as much as I can. I aim to use my skills and talents to be of service in any way that I am able to.
My name is LaShea Perry I am 18 years old, and currently a student at the Community College of Denver obtaining my associates degree in Criminal Justice. I support The Shayleee Foundation because I want to ensure that kinship care families are given the support and resources they need to care for any child in their care. And I believe in raising awareness about child abuse and neglect for no child deserves to be raised in that type of environment.
My name is Monica Apadaca, I am very excited to be part of The Shaylee Foundation.I want to be apart of providing helpful resources to kinship families. I believe in the core values the foundation stands for; Support, Hope, Altruistic, You, Love, Encouraging, and Endure. With my wealth of knowledge in early childhood education, my main priority is to contribute my past and present experience in working with families and children so I am able to build communities within in kinship care.