SOAR is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Steinke as the new Director of SOAR, effective January 19, 2016. Steinke replaces long-time SOAR Director, Harla Tumbleson, who returned from retirement on an interim basis in April, 2015.

Paula served as the Community Engagement Manager for Child Care Resources. She has a strong background in early learning work, has been a long-time SOAR partner, understands the importance of SOAR’s work across the developmental continuum, and is well connected within the community and among our county’s early learning and family engagement stakeholders. She was selected from a significant number of well-qualified candidates, and brings a high level of energy, good familiarity with SOAR’s work, and strong commitment to improving the lives of our communities’ children, youth and families to her new position.

Please join SOAR in welcoming Paula to her new position!


Paula Steinke Director SOAR