Corine Zakaria

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“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Medium-County Learning Coordinator

Corine Zakaria, BS, rejoined the CWTS team in 2023 as a medium-county learning coordinator. She originally began working with CWTS as a Fundamentals facilitator in 2013, leaving in 2016 to spend more time with her family. She is excited to be back facilitating learning for new caseworkers. She aims to create an engaging, safe, and comfortable environment for learners so that they leave with more strengths-based, solution-focused interventions to work with the families they serve.

Corine earned her bachelor’s in human development and family studies from Colorado State University. She started her career in child welfare in 2006 as an intake specialist, taking hotline calls, in Larimer County. After a couple of years, she transitioned to intake worker in Larimer County’s after-hours unit, where she spent more than ten years working with families. During this time, she became very passionate about strengths-based and solution-focused interviewing techniques and was inspired by seeing the difference these techniques could make with families.

Outside of work, Corine enjoys being active and spending time with her family and friends. As a certified Pure Barre teacher, she enjoys both teaching and taking Pure Barre classes in her spare time, and she is also in the process of becoming a certified yoga teacher. Corine’s two children are very busy in sports, and you will most likely find her on some sports field every weekend, cheering on her children.