At Griffin Center, we share a belief that creating collaborations under a common vision is the best way to foster profound and sustained change, whether in a school, an organization or in a policy agenda. Through our office in Vancouver, Washington, and virtually across the country, Griffin Center consultants work in conjunction with project partners and associates to serve a range of education clients from coast to coast. In bringing forward the expertise to support existing programs and novel ideas in incubation, the Center can assist with administrative oversight and capacity building, meeting facilitation, strategic planning, project design, professional development for educators and teaching artists, instructional modeling in the classroom, curriculum development and evaluative research.

Kim Atwill, PhDSenior Director of Literacy Research and Development. Kim has worked at the forefront of research on developing ways to improve early language acquisition and reading readiness in special populations. Fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language, she is a developer and translator of early literacy curriculum that has been proven effective in multiple settings. Kim’s specialty is applying researched-based theory at the practical level by training teachers and parents to effectively steer students to developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. The high caliber of her work and contributions to the field have consistently attracted the support of federal funding.


Lynn Waldorf, PhD, Consultant. Lynn provides the leadership and vision behind many of the Centers collaborative projects. She has long and varied experience in education and project management. Lynn is also an award-winning researcher and nationally recognized program evaluator, having produced groundbreaking studies in arts education and literacy integration. A trained facilitator, she additionally provides consulting and strategic planning services on major collaborative projects.

Shelby Atwill, AuD, Consultant on Pediatric Audiology. Shelby provides consultation services to all projects involving pediatric hearing loss: hearing assessment, hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory training, curriculum modifications, and educational placement.Shelby earned her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) at the University of Washington, completing her pediatric audiology externship at The Moog Center in St Louis. She is a LEND Pediatric Audiology Fellow. Shelby particularly loves working with families who are new to the world of hearing loss.

Griffin Associates

The Center also engages an outstanding team of seasoned professionals that function as Griffin Associates and assist with the development, implementation and oversight of client projects and collaborations. These include expert consultants, researchers, education administrators, teacher trainers, and writer/editors.