Education

Aeolian Adventures
Aeolian Adventures
763 El Gato Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Captain John Stone
Email: captjohn@whidbey.net
Captain John Colby Stone is a world sailor and maintains the 50 foot classic ketch, Cutty Sark through the educational non-profit Aeolian Adventures.

All-Island Community Band
All-Island Community Band
1936 Pinecrest Avenue
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Joan-Marie Gerth, President
Email: allislandband@gmail.com
Volunteer org presenting free musical concerts, in support of other non-profits, & in retirement facilities. We also mentor junior musicians.

American Association of University Women - Whidbey Branch
Category: Education
American Association of University Women - Whidbey Branch
PO Box 1332
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Evelyn Novak, President
Email: novakevie@gmail.com
Provides academic scholarships for graduating senior girls, and life-long learning opportunities for women on Whidbey.

Baby Island-Saratoga Club
Baby Island-Saratoga Club
PO Box 13
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: David Hiestand, President
Email: davidhiestand@yahoo.com
To provide scholarships for the youth of South Whidbey Island and to maintain a community meeting hall.

Backcountry Horsemen of Washington - Island County Chapter
Backcountry Horsemen of Washington - Island County Chapter
PO Box 872
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Diane Bolton, President
Email: diannebolton@comcast.net
To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America's back country and wilderness.

Broad View Elementary PTA 8.7.5
Category: Education
Broad View Elementary PTA 8.7.5
473 SW Fairhaven Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Kerri Totten
Email: bve.ptaboard@gmail.com
Broad View Elementary PTA is dedicated to being every child's advocate.

Calyx Community Arts School
Calyx Community Arts School
PO Box 1366
Freeland, WA 98249
Email: calyxcommunityartsschool@gmail.com
Calyx School is the 347-acre classroom at South Whidbey State Park (SWSP) on Whidbey Island, Washington.

Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool
Category: Education
Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool
105 NW Broadway Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
Email: cwcpreschool@gmail.com
CWCP is a non-profit preschool and has been serving local families with young children on Whidbey Island for over 40 years.

Coming Alongside
Coming Alongside
PO Box 676
Clinton, WA 98236
Contact: Denise Wilson, Managing Director
Email: comingalongside@runbox.com
Coming Alongside is committed to exposing the hazards in our air, water, soil, and food and empowering individuals to live healthier lives.

Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools
Category: Education
Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools
PO Box 1133
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Kris Barnes, President
Email: president.cfcps@gmail.com
Provides an extra measure of support for the schools, teachers and students in Coupeville.

Context Institute
Context Institute
PO Box 946
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Robert Gilman, President
Email: rgilman@context.org
Catalyzing the transition to a sustainable future

Coupeville Education Association
Category: Education
Coupeville Education Association
PO Box 508
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Katja Willeford
Email: coupevillestrong@gmail.com
Offering information for Coupeville educators and community members.

Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation
Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation
PO Box 532
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: John Magee
Email: info@schoonersuva.org
Our mission is to preserve the maritime heritage and traditions of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness.

CRU Institute
CRU Institute
PO Box 1162
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Nancy Kaplan, Executive Director
Email: nancy@cruinstitute.org
Teach young people effective, peaceful ways to resolve conflict & develop understanding, respect, & ability to cooperate in a multicultural world.

Deception Pass Park Foundation
Deception Pass Park Foundation
41020 SR 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Lori Maul, President
Email: deceptionpassfoundation@gmail.com
Public awareness & education to promote responsible use & protection of the Park and its cultural, recreational, historical and natural resources.

Deer Lagoon Grange Hall #846
Deer Lagoon Grange Hall #846
PO Box 386
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Charles Prochaska, President (Master)
Email: whidstar@whidbey.com
Focused on the family & providing community service. In partnership with SW Tilth operates the Agricultural Div of the Whidbey Fair. Facility rental.

Enso House
Category: Education Health
Enso House
6339 Wahl Rd
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Ann Cutcher, Executive Director
Email: director@ensohouse.org
Enso House provides physical and emotional support in a home setting to people of all faiths who are facing terminal illness.

Equestrian Crossings
Equestrian Crossings
PO Box 624
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Valerie Locke, Vice President
Email: backinthewoods@whidbey.net
Provide equine-related activities suitable for people regardless of age or ability, in an environment of community involvement & interaction.

Friends of the Langley Library
Friends of the Langley Library
PO Box 365
Langley, WA 98260
Email: friendslanglib@whidbey.com
Formed in the 1920s, Friends of the Langley Library raises awareness for the Langley Library and raises funds for its events and furnishings.

Goosefoot Community Fund
Goosefoot Community Fund
PO Box 114
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Sandra Whiting, Executive Director
Email: sandy@goosefoot.org
Goosefoot Community Fund aims to build a sense of place and community, preserve rural traditions, and enhance local commerce.

Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC)
Category: Education Youth
Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC)
PO Box 358
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Mike Diamanti, Director
Email: idipic@idipic.org
To deter driving under the influence and underage drinking in our communities through education and awareness.

Island County Amateur Radio Club
Category: Education
Island County Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 352
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Bob Stephens, President
Email: w7avm@w7avm.org
ICARC provides amateur radio education and licensing testing to all interested parties.

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
3531 Meerkerk Lane
Greenbank, WA 98253
Contact: Frank Simpson
Email: gardeninfo@meerkerkgardens.org
Meerkerk Gardens includes 13 acres of woodland gardens housing a renowned collection of Rhododendrons with 40 acres of forest and 4 miles of trails.

Mother Mentors Whidbey Island
Mother Mentors Whidbey Island
PO Box 92
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Kat McVay, Executive Director
Email: kate@whidbeymothermentors.org
The Mission of Mother Mentors is to nurture parents and other caregivers of young children by offering emotional and practical support.

Northwest Language and Cultural Center
Northwest Language and Cultural Center
1804 Scott Road
Suite #104
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Josette Hendrix, Executive Director
Email: josette.hendrix@nwlacc.org
Nurturing intercultural understanding through education, events, residential programs, and connecting to the rest of the world.

North Whidbey Middle School PTA
Category: Education
North Whidbey Middle School PTA
67 NE Izett St
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: David Guy, Board President
Email: nwmspta@gmail.com
The NWMS PTA is a non-profit advocacy organization that supports our students, families, and school.

Oak Harbor Educational Foundation
Category: Education Youth
Oak Harbor Educational Foundation
PO Box 1801
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Email: admin@ohedfoundation.org
The Foundation provides a conduit for donations, manages contributed assets and raises funds to benefit education in Oak Harbor schools.

Oak Harbor Education Association
Category: Education
Oak Harbor Education Association
600 Cherokee Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Kathy Ridle, President
Email: ohea98277@gmail.com
The Oak Harbor Education Association represents close to four hundred teachers, librarians, counselors, and educational specialists in the OH Schools

Oak Harbor Garden Club
Oak Harbor Garden Club
1050 SE Ireland Street
c/o First Methodist Church
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Anne Sullivan
Email: absullivan@comcast.net
The Oak Harbor Garden Club educates its members through speakers, floral design and horticulture programs, beautifies Oak Harbor, holds Garden Tours.

Oak Harbor Intermediate PTA 8.7.45
Category: Education
Oak Harbor Intermediate PTA 8.7.45
150 SW 6th Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Tabetha Darrow, President
Email: ohipantherspta@gmail.com
OHIPTA is strong advocate for the well-being and education of all children and is part of the WA PTA Association. Please contact us to volunteer.

Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club
Category: Education Youth
Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club
PO Box 2312
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Trina Coe, President
Email: ohwaboosterclub@gmail.com
Membership organization consisting of parents, alumni, coaches, teachers, & community members to support programs at Oak Harbor High School.

Olympic View Orca Parent-Teacher Organization
Category: Education
Olympic View Orca Parent-Teacher Organization
380 NE Regatta Dr
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Pauleen Brechtefeld, Board President
Email: olympicviewpto@gmail.com
Our PTO is very welcoming and sponsors monthly family nights. We all work together to make this a great place to learn and grow.

Orca Network / Langley Whale Center
Orca Network / Langley Whale Center
485 Labella Vista Way
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Susan Berta, Executive Director
Email: info@orcanetwork.org
Orca Network is dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy & safe habitats

Organic Farm School
Category: Education
Organic Farm School
PO Box 837
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Judy Feldman, Executive Director
Email: judy@organicfarmschool.org
The Organic Farm School trains new farmers to develop and manage small farms focused on ecological, economic and social sustainability.

OutCast Productions
OutCast Productions
PO Box 1315
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Ned Farley, Co-Founder & Artistic Director
Email: ocp@whidbey.com
A theatre company that focuses on producing "theatre with a social conscience," our productions encourage critical thinking about social issues.

Partners for Youth Empowerment
Partners for Youth Empowerment
PO 1481
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Helena Henninghausen, US Director
Email: helena@partnersforyouth.org
Dedicated to unleash the creative potential of youth through preparing adults to lead transformational programs. Partners with Whidbey Institute.

PBY - Naval Air Museum
PBY - Naval Air Museum
PO Box 941
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Wil Shellenberger, President
Email: president@pbymf.org
Promote the preservation and study of all PBY “Catalina” aircraft as well as the aviation history of NAS Whidbey Island.

Positively Linked Inc
Positively Linked Inc
221 E Sleeper Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Constance Mollerstuen, Executive Director
Email: info@positivelylinked.org
Specialize in Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness, helping people connect with themselves and others by focusing on love, creativity & courage.

Price Sculpture Forest
Price Sculpture Forest
PO Box 1058
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Scott Price, Manager
Email: scott@sculptureforest.org
Provide the local community & visitors a healthy, relaxing, informative, & fun experience that preserves & integrates the natural environment with art

Readiness To Learn
Readiness To Learn
723 Camano Ave
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Gail LaVassar, Executive Director
Email: glavassar@readinesstolearn.org
Collaborates with families, schools, & community to enrich every child's readiness to learn. Our purpose is to help children succeed.

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor
Rotary Club of Oak Harbor
PO Box 442
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Steve Schwalbe, President
Email: colschwalbe@gmail.com
The Rotary Club provides support for city needs such as food for elementary school kids in need over weekends & high school scholarships.

Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island
Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island
PO Box 1524
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Anna Edwards, Music Director
Email: orchestra@whidbey.com
Saratoga Orchestra is a professional music ensemble committed to entertaining, educating, and enriching the Whidbey community through music and events

Slow Food Whidbey Island
Slow Food Whidbey Island
PO Box 1545
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Mervyn Floyd, President
Email: whidbeyislandwa@slowfoodusa.org
Slow Food Whidbey Island is dedicated to educating the palate, connecting the community, and exploring the celebration of food from farm to table.

Soroptimist International of Coupeville
Soroptimist International of Coupeville
PO Box 573
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Rita Bartell Drum, President
Email: sicoupeville@soroptimist.net
Advocacy, mentoring and assistance to facilitate the Best for Women and Girls!

Sound Water Stewards of Island County
Sound Water Stewards of Island County
PO Box 1620
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Nan Maysen, Executive Director
Email: info@soundwaterstewards.org
Sound Water Stewards provides trained volunteers working for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound & broader Salish Sea ecosystem.

South Whidbey Children's Center
South Whidbey Children's Center
120 6th St
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Kris Barker, Executive Director
Email: swcc@whidbey.com
SWCC provides developmentally appropriate curriculum based preschool & childcare programs in a nurturing, loving, safe and stimulating environment.

South Whidbey Elementary PTA
Category: Education
South Whidbey Elementary PTA
5380 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260
We serve South Whidbey Elementary K-4 Orcas, South Whidbey Elementary Campus 5/6 Cougars and South Whidbey Academy (SWA) K-6.

South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Boosters
South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Boosters
PO Box 743
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Kate McVay, President
Email: kate@whidbey.com
Fundraising support for the high school and middle school performing arts programming on South Whidbey.

South Whidbey High School PTSA
Category: Education
South Whidbey High School PTSA
5675 Maxwelton Rd
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Jamie Zundel, Co-President
Email: swhighschoolptsa@gmail.com
South Whidbey PTSA's purpose and mission are aligned with the WA State and National PTA.

South Whidbey Historical Society
South Whidbey Historical Society
PO Box 612
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Bill Haroldson
Email: wharolds@whidbey.com
Preserve and present local history. Operate museum in Langley with additional farm exhibits on the fairgrounds.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation
Category: Education
South Whidbey Schools Foundation
PO Box 24
Freeland, WA 98249
Contact: Shelly Ackerman, President
Email: swsf@whidbey.com
Financial support for projects outside the scope of the school district budget which foster educational excellence & innovation for students.

South Whidbey Tilth
South Whidbey Tilth
PO Box 252
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Susan Prescott, President
Email: president@southwhidbeytilth.org
Educational association for biologically sound, socially equitable agriculture: teaching stewardship of natural world for local gardeners & farmers.

The Giraffe Heroes Project
The Giraffe Heroes Project
PO Box 759
197 Second Street
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: John Graham, Director
Email: graham@giraffe.org
The GHP moves people to "stick their necks out" for the common good, and gives them tools to succeed. Our stories of heroes inspire others to act.

Toddler Learning Center
Toddler Learning Center
PO Box 633
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Jaemee Witmer, Development Associate
Email: toddlerlc@tlcwhidbey.org
Collaborate with families, caregivers, & community members to provide best practice early support services in a nurturing environment.

Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series on Whidbey Island (hosted by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation)
Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series on Whidbey Island (hosted by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation)
1000 SE Regatta Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Marshall Goldberg
Email: mfgold@comcast.net
A programming initiative for adults and teens on Whidbey, promoting lifelong learning, and covering issues of current local or global interest.

Ulmschneider Educational Foundation
Category: Education
Ulmschneider Educational Foundation
PO Box Q
Greenbank, WA 98253
Contact: Judy Ellis, Secretary
Email: carl.judy38@gmail.com
The Foundation provides financial supports educational institutions and individuals to promote education or relieve poverty, violence and despair.

Whidbey Audubon Society
Whidbey Audubon Society
PO Box 1012
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Patty Cheek, President
Email: president@whidbeyaudubon.org
Educational, research and advocacy programs regarding our local environment.

Whidbey Children's Theatre
Whidbey Children's Theatre
PO Box 1493
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Ann Johnson, Executive Director
Email: ann@wctmagic.org
Arts education program designed to engage ages 4-19 in acts of creativity, compassion, problem solving, empathy & inclusion using theatre.

Whidbey Community Foundation
Whidbey Community Foundation
PO Box 1135
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Nancy Conard
Email: info@whidbeyfoundation.org
To improve the quality of life on Whidbey by providing support for the nonprofit sector, and assisting donors to build and preserve enduring assets.

Whidbey Institute
Whidbey Institute
PO Box 57
Clinton, WA 98236
Contact: Heather Johnson
Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org
The Whidbey Institute's mission is to nurture the conditions for transformational learning. Our 106 acre forest campus is open to the public.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA)
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA)
565 Camano Avenue
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Verna Everitt, Executive Director
Email: info@wicaonline.org
WICA engages the mind and quickens the heart by producing scintillating art, entertainment, and education for our community and beyond.

Whidbey Island Conservation District
Whidbey Island Conservation District
PO Box 490
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Matt Zupich, District Manager
Email: wicd@whidbeycd.org
Assist the management of natural resources on & around Whidbey Island for present and future generations, inspiring voluntary conservation practices.

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers
Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers
PO Box 627
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Jackie Vannice
Email: whidbeygensearchers@gmail.com
Support appropriate documentation in preservation of historical records needed for genealogical research.

Whidbey Island Waldorf School
Category: Education
Whidbey Island Waldorf School
PO Box 469
Clinton, WA 98236
Contact: Lori Barian
Email: administrator@wiws.org
WIWS's creative and dynamic teaching to nursery-grade 8 children honors each stage of child development and fosters compassion, independent thinking.

Whidbey Watershed Stewards
Whidbey Watershed Stewards
PO Box 617
Langley, WA 98260
Contact: Rick Baker, Executive Director
Email: info@whidbeywatersheds.org
Promotes near-shore and watershed health by linking water, land, wildlife and people on Whidbey Island through education, research & restoration.

Whidbey Weavers Guild
Whidbey Weavers Guild
PO Box 795
Coupeville, WA 98239
Email: whidbeyweaversguild@outlook.com
Promotion & education in the area of fiber arts including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, surface design, etc. Maintains a fiber arts library.

Women's Story Project
Women's Story Project
PO Box 670
Coupeville, WA 98239
Contact: Kathleen Jo Ryan
Email: kjr@kjryan.com
Women's Story Project promotes educational resources for women's personal narratives and collective stories.