Your Dream is Our Dream

Celebrating Student Success

Share Your Student Success StoryYour Dream is Our Dream is an initiative of Kent ISD and its member districts to showcase student success stories at every step of the education journey in our schools and unique programs. It features interviews with and stories of students who are succeeding at every level from early childhood programs to pre-K, K-12, Adult Ed, Special Ed and Center Programs, along with the educators who are helping them reach their dreams and goals. When our students succeed, we all succeed.




Innovative IT dreamer achieves unparalleled certificate success

In middle school, Eric Sorensen built himself a computer. By graduation, he completed the Networking & Cyber Security program at Kent Career Tech Center earning an unprecedented 21 certifications and more than 50 credits toward an Associate Degree in IT.

Comstock Park Middle School girls share big, beautiful dreams and educated ambitions

Their dreams are as different as they are, ambitions to become police officers, trauma surgeons, psychologists and to travel the world. It can all start with education and the confidence that comes with a belief in being beautiful

‘You can do anything and everything’

Janelly Sanchez-Puentes said she manages her academic, athletic and work commitments in her planner notebook, with all due dates written in red. The busy senior at Lee High School plays trumpet in the concert band, led the marching band as drum major in the fall, joined the wrestling team this past winter, and plays soccer in the spring, following months of indoor club soccer. 

His heart is in the health care field

Union High School junior Josaiah Robertson began considering a career in health care after social workers taking care of his mother noticed he was a natural. He started researching options, and, now, a year later, Josaiah has made an impression on his Health Career Foundations teacher Alison Vanandel, who said he is one of the most “caring and kind” students she has had, and that he is on the right career path.  

Your Dream is Our Dream: Celebrating Student Success 

Listen to the Your Dream is Our Dream Podcast by Kent ISD and WGVU Public MediaA new podcast from Kent ISD & WGVU

Your Dream is Our Dream: Celebrating Student Success brings you conversations with students and educators that ignite and inspire dreams. Students from all levels of education share in their own words how learning connects them to achieving their goals and exploring their ambitions.

Kent ISD is proud to partner with WGVU in showcasing student success and how teaching and learning help make dreams come true. 


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