The new director is the same as the interim one, Corrine Wolffe. Courtesy photo

The new director is the same as the interim one, Corrine Wolffe. Courtesy photo

Kids’ museumin BI names new leader

  • Friday, November 27, 2020 1:30am
  • News

Corinne Wolffe has been selected as the Kids Discovery Museum’s new executive director after serving eight months as the interim leader.

“Through uncertain times she has proven herself to be a steady, graceful and innovative leader,” said Erin Moydell, KiDiMu board president.

Wolffe previously worked with Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum in Illinois to develop fundraising events and strengthen donor engagement, including the creation of an advisory board to support and further the museum’s mission. Wolffe has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. She taught internationally and in the Midwest before shifting her focus to nonprofit work.

“I am blown away by the support and enthusiasm for the work we are doing this year. As a parent and an educator, I know the importance of early childhood education. As parents, we joined KiDiMu on our first trip to Bainbridge Island before we even selected this community as our home three years ago. I am excited to steward this vital organization as we look to the future and examine what it truly means to be a children’s museum and serve our community moving forward,” Wolffe said.

Wolffe is the Bainbridge Island School District PTSO Coordinating Council president and the National Director of Province Collegiate Chairs for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity. She previously served as Ordway’s PTO president and KiDiMu’s development director.

KiDiMu, just steps from the ferry, is the only children’s museum on the Kitsap Peninsula and is a nonprofit experiential learning center. Founded in 2003, the museum provides a destination for children and their caregivers to explore art, science and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific programming serving over 35,000 visitors annually.

More in News

BI votes to return to in-person learning

The Bainbridge Island School Board was obviously reluctant but still voted 4-1… Continue reading

The Fort Ward Trail System is operated by the Bainbridge Island Metropoliatan Park & Recreation District. Review File Photo
BI, parks to work together to improve trails

This week, the Bainbridge Island City Council approved an agreement with the… Continue reading

How to support BI’s Climate Action Plan

The first question asked after a recent Zoom presentation on the Bainbridge… Continue reading

State prepping to move to next phase of vaccination

The state is preparing to open up the COVID-19 vaccine to the… Continue reading

3 more COVID deaths confirmed in Kitsap; 53 total

Half of the 50 deaths are those over 80

BI looking to renew 2 school levies

On the Feb. 9 ballot are two measures from the Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

A photo posted to Bainbridge Island Fire Department's Facebook page shows downed power lines and explains the danger they pose. Courtesy photo
BI withers in wild, windy, wet weather

Landslides, downed trees on lines and power outages caused by windy weather… Continue reading

The Puyallup completes its Wednesday morning run from Seattle to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review
Pandemic causes ferry ridership to sink 41%

With more folks working from home and domestic and international travel dropping… Continue reading

Courtesy photo
Sue Pomar at Madison House receives the vaccine from staff nurse Beth and Shannon Fitzgerald.
COVID-19 vaccine given to assisted living residents

Providers are already moving past the first phase of giving a COVID-19… Continue reading

Most Read