Training News: 16th SRTS National Course Instructor Training Held in Yakima

In October 2011, the National Center for Safe Routes to School held its 16th Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Course Instructor Training in Yakima, Wash. Twelve professionals from around the country participated in a week-long training to become SRTS National Course Instructors. To date, over 200 professionals have been trained to be SRTS National Course Instructors.

Many thanks to local hosts – the Washington State Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program, the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, and Feet First – and congratulations to the newest Instructors:

  • Michelle Barrett, WalkBikeBerks, Gilbertsville, Pa.
  • Angela Barry, Sinclair Hille Architects, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Charlotte Claybrooke, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, Wash
  • Jen Cole, Feet First, Seattle, Wash.
  • Shawn Conrad, Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, Yakima, Wash.
  • Joshua Miller, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • Michael Sanderson, Sanderson Stewart, Billings, Mont.
  • Danielle Scharf, Sanderson Stewart, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Christy Staudt, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc, Pottstown, Pa.
  • Leah Stender, WalkSanDiego, San Diego, Calif.
  • Meg Thomas, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Lansing, Mich.
  • Melanie Williams, BikesThere, Arcata, Calif.

For more information on the SRTS National Course, or to view a listing of trained instructors, visit