Subject Matter Expert
Druann Letter from Gilbert, Arizona, established Water Watchers in 1998 after her only son, Weston, drowned in the family’s backyard swimming pool. The non-profit program educates children and adults about how to be safe around water.
Druann has been involved in multiple community efforts to stop drownings. She was the Drowning Prevention Coordinator for Water Watchers at PCH from 2001 to 2004. She was also the co-chair of the Gilbert Water Safety Coalition, and has served on the Board and Advisory Council of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona. She also worked in conjunction with Phoenix Channel 11 to produce the ground-breaking video “Enough is Enough,” which received the coveted Media Communications Association International Award of Excellence. Since Weston’s death, Druann has become one of the most active and recognized water safety advocates in the state of Arizona, and has been profiled in many local publications.
For the past 15 years, Druann has been an elementary school educator at Kyrene del Cielo, an excelling school in Chandler, Arizona. She is recognized by the State Board of Education as a Highly Qualified teacher. Druann led a team of educators in developing the “Water Safety is for You!” curriculum.
She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Northern Arizona University. She has twin daughters, born in March 1998. Her interests include spending time with her family and friends, horseback riding, and shopping, shopping, shopping.