Student & Family Support Team
Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator
Mrs. Klippert has worked in the non-profit sector for the last eight years and is thrilled to bring her experience with her to Destiny. She attended Southern Nazarene University and moved to Tacoma a few years after graduating. The majority of her professional experience has been spent working with youth and children’s programs, and she is thankful to continue her work with Destiny students and families! She is passionate about social justice and currently sits as Chair of the Tacoma Coalition to End Youth Homelessness. In her free time, she likes to spend quality time with friends, garden, and play music with her husband.
Mikylah Alkire was born in Siliguri, India and was adopted at the age of 6 months old. She grew up locally on Vashon Island just north of Tacoma in the Puget Sound, but chose to commute off island to the inner city school Chief Sealth, once she reached high school. Mikylah is a third generation University of Washington Husky Alumni where she received a B.A in Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies. In June she graduated with her M.Ed with a ESA in School Counseling from City University in Tacoma. She brings 10 plus years of experience working with youth to Destiny as well as her previous experience as a DV advocate. In her free time Mikylah enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends and watching the Seahawks play every Sunday! One thing she is very excited about this school year, is holding positive social and emotional groups for students to attend during lunchtime.
Ms. Sanchez spent her childhood between California and Mexico, and has been in the greater Tacoma area in 2008. Her professional background is in operations and customer service and she has a heart for serving people. She has spent the last few years volunteering in her daughter’s classroom, which stirred up in interest in education and brought her to Destiny! In her free time, she loves to spend time with her children and does freelance photography. She is excited to serve Destiny’s parents and students!