Children FIRST Therapy provides Resource Coordination to all the families in our program. Our educated and experienced Family Resource Coordination (FRC) staff are a personal support system and liaison for our families. They help families understand and access support resources for their child. FRC’s assist families with completing and filing the necessary paperwork to access services and treatment. 


Meet Our FRC's

Shannon Hughes

Shannon Hughes is the Family Resource Coordinator for Children First Therapy.  After attending Eastern Washington University, she graduated with a BA in Elementary Education; major in Reading and minor in Special Education. 


She completed her Masters in Educational Leadership at Concordia University of Portland, and Administration Credentials at Whitworth University. 

Shannon comes to us after teaching Middle School for 12 years in a rural school.  She enjoys spending time with her family, coaching volleyball, and baking all sorts of treats. 

Emie Goates

Emie Goates is a Family Resources Coordinator and Development Specialist.  She has her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a certificate in Early Childhood Development with endorsements in Special Education, Elementary Education, and English Language Learners.


She also holds her Washington State Special Education Teaching credential.  Prior to coming to Children FIRST Therapy, Emie taught Kindergarten-2nd grade in the public schools. 

Emie lives in Spokane with her husband and two sons.   She enjoys being outside in the summer, swimming, cooking, and being with her family.

Caitlin Selle

Caitlin Selle is  one of our Family Resource Coordinators with a background in office administration and accounting.  After taking a break from the workforce to raise her two boys, she was excited to join the Children FIRST Therapy team.  Her passion for helping children achieve their greatest potential has benefited her own family as well as her local elementary school for which she volunteers regularly.  


She also participates in a local preschool co-op with several local Spokane families.

She enjoys the outdoor recreation that Spokane offers and has lead hiking trips with local child-focused hiking groups.  


An avid photographer, she enjoys taking pictures of nature and people alike.  Outside of work, you will find her spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.


Geri Gaddy

Geri Gaddy is a Special Education teacher and Family Resource Coordinator. 


She holds a Washington teaching credential in Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. She earned her Bachelors from EWU and her Masters in Teaching from Whitworth University. 


Geri has over ten years experience teaching preschool through eighth grade special education in the public school setting. She’s a passionate advocate for children and families. 


She was born and raised in Spokane. She lived in Phoenix for three years while teaching with Teach for America and returned home to build her family. She has a five year old daughter and stays busy with her seasonal activities. Outside of work, Geri loves to craft, read, and do home improvement projects.