Alice Viles started her work with OSLC in 2004, and has been with the KITS program since 2014. As a KITS Coach, Alice helps facilitate training and ongoing clinical support for teachers and parent group facilitators implementing the KITS Program. Alice also has had the opportunity to teach for both the KITS and KARES groups and has over 15 years of experience working with children both in the classroom and clinically.
Alice is bilingual, and has a passion for connecting with Spanish speaking and culturally diverse families while promoting equity within her community. She is currently working on finishing her degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University.
When Alice has a few minutes to herself, you will find her spending time with her three fun and energetic kids. She also has a love for beautifully illustrated children’s books, vocal ensembles, and impromptu dance parties in her kitchen.
What does Alice think about the KITS program?
“KITS not only assist children with school readiness skills, but also provides an opportunity for families to better connect with their communities. I love watching the collaboration unfold as parents, teachers, and kids empower themselves to be ambassadors of their own educational experiences with the skills and tools they get to practice in KITS.”
What’s her favorite children’s book?
“The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell.” A book about learning from each other when we allow ourselves to see past stereotypes.