2012 Superheroes for Washington Families
Written by ParentMap Staff; Photographs by Will Austin
Inspiring is the only word to describe the amazing roster of Superhero nominations that we received from our readers, as well as from past ParentMap Superhero honorees.
The select spirited and committed individuals who grace this year’s Superheroes issue come from many sectors of life; all of them positively and directly impact the lives of families throughout Washington State. Some head organizations that challenge the status quo, while others innovate and advocate so our families won’t fail. What these tireless heroes have in common is that they give from a seemingly endless source of compassion, energy, talent, and dedication.
Our hope is that you will learn from and be inspired by these outstanding members of our community, thank them, and perhaps find a way to support their work.
Superheroes, we salute you!
Meet this year's Superheroes for Washington Families:
1. Tricia Raikes
2. Sheila Edwards Lange, Ph.D.
3. Dee Dickinson
4. Mark Fadool and Seema Mahtre
5. Sherman Alexie
6. Gordon McHenry Jr.
7. Gail Butler
8. Penny Simkin
9. Mary Gordon