Launching Success hires new community relations team

Launching Success Learning Store has hired three new community relations directors—Jodi Boon, Amy Blackwood and Sherri Willand—to focus on sharing the store’s educational materials, toys, games and other services with local schools, businesses, organizations and consumers.

Boon earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from Western Washington University and taught kindergarten and first grade for eight years.

Blackwood has been a writer and editor for more than 15 years. She has extensive experience in community relations and public relations, including three years as a communications specialist at a school district in St. Louis, Mo.

Willand brings six years of volunteer experience with school districts and parent-teacher organizations, including serving as volunteer coordinator for Ferndale Holiday Giving Store.

Launching Success Learning Store, which serves Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties, is located at 133 Prince Ave., just off Meridian Street, in Bellingham.

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