Childcare Staff

Alex Elerick - Community Ed Director

My name is Alex and this is my 5th year working with Hockinson Community Education. I’ve worked with Community Education since 2018 as the After School Adventures assistant and this last year took over as the Community Education Director.

I graduated from Hockinson back in 2017 and have loved being able to work in the same small town that I got to grow up in. I moved to downtown Vancouver a little over two years ago and this last spring I got married. In my free time, I enjoy listening to podcasts, going to the theatre, and going for walks around downtown.

Despite some harrowing times, the last couple of years have allowed Community Education to expand and thrive and I'm very thankful to be a part of that. I get to work with such an amazing team of people and I look forward to seeing our programs continue to grow.

Coleen Parthemer - Childcare Coordianator

Hello! I am Coleen and this is my 6th year working for the Hockinson School District’s Community Education department. As the After School Adventures Director, I am very excited for the school year to meet our students and help them grow! In addition to working for Community Education, I will also be continuing my 8th year coaching girls basketball at HHS in the winter.

I grew up here in Hockinson where I met my husband Jarren of 6 years; needless to say, this small town has a special place in our hearts! After graduating from WSUV with a bachelor's in Child Development and a minor in psychology, Jarren and I got married and moved to Ridgefield. We welcomed our son Mailo into the world in 2019 and our daughter Rhylie was born in February of 2021. We are a busy little family and love spending the weekends outside at the park and snuggling our cat, George.

Working with and walking alongside students in Hockinson is my passion; what an awesome little community we get to call home!

Maddy Ritter - Childcare/Summer Camp Asst.

Hi Hockinson families!! My name is Maddy and I’ve been working here since I got home from college for the year in early May. I’m working towards a degree in Elementary Education at Utah Tech University in Utah. I’ve absolutely loved my time working with your kiddos at A.S.A. and cannot wait for what the future has in store!

I graduated from Hockinson in 2020 and loved my experience in this amazing town. I love the positive culture and knew I wanted to work in a school after such positive memories.

I hope that I can serve this community and give back to this program by bringing a positive attitude and deep care for everyone involved to the table!

Hannah Smith - Childcare/Summer Camp Asst.

Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m a senior at Hockinson High School. I started working at A.S.A. in January of this year. I have also been helping as a teacher's assistant at the Hockinson Preschool, so I am able to work with kids of all age groups. I have gotten the chance to meet and work with the most amazing kids and staff!

I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to become closer with my community and watch these kids grow. Aside from school and work I love to spend time outdoors and painting.

I look forward to seeing what the future holds for our childcare programs and for our small-town community!

Audrey Yinger - Childcare/Summer Camp Asst.

My name is Audrey Yinger and I am currently a senior at Hockinson high school. This is my first year working with Community Education and I started working as the Before School Adventures assistant in early December. I have also helped with the preschoolers at the Hockinson Preschool inside the high school.

I am so grateful to be a part of our childcare programs. I really love this job, and the kids have my full heart. I’m looking forward to the future of the program and I’m excited to see it grow.

Ellie Ritter - Summer Camp Asst.

Hi, I’m Ellie! Right now I am a senior at Hockinson High School, and cannot wait to work with all of the kids at Camp Hockinson this summer! This will be my first summer working for the program, and I am so excited to meet all of the kids.

I have loved my time at Hockinson, and I truly believe that this community is so special. I’m thrilled to get to work with the next generation of hawks!

In my free time, I love playing soccer, running, being outdoors, and hanging out with my friends and family. I’m super excited to be a part of the Camp Hockinson family this summer!

Kylie Ritter - Summer Camp Asst.

Hello! My name is Kylie Ritter and I’m a senior at Hockinson High School. This is my first year working with Community Ed and I’m so excited to work with all the kids. I look forward to building relationships with the kids and parents apart of Camp Hockinson!

In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, being outside, and playing sports. I’m so thankful to get to work with the amazing staff and students here!

Allie Seekins - Summer Camp Asst.

Hi, I'm Allie! I'm currently a junior at Hockinson High School, I cannot wait to meet all of the kids at Camp Hockinson this summer as this will be my first year working for the program.

Hockinson is a wonderful community and I have been so grateful to grow up in it. I'm excited to get the opportunity to work with the future hawks who will continue the positive culture of Hockinson!

In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and exploring the outdoors. I am so excited about this wonderful opportunity to work with camp Hockinson this summer!