Adriel Searcy – Adopted by David and Donna Foxley as a baby. Adriel was born and raised in Auburn, where she was the youngest child in the family, with an older brother and sister who adored her. Her biological parents were Elizabeth Mink (Jewish/Irish/German), Otha McConnell (African-American/Seminole).
Adriel was a good student, active volunteer and an accomplished athlete which helped her earn a full ride softball scholarship in 2003 to attend Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). During her time at EKU she had her beautiful daughter Jael. Adriel was determined to stay and complete her education. She obtained a Bachelors in Science in Criminal Justice in 2007 and a Masters in Physical Education in 2009 all while playing softball, attending classes and raising her daughter.
After completing her degrees, she moved back to her hometown and was immediately hired as Truancy Officer at Muckleshoot Tribal School. Adriel then switched positions to become the Community Advocate at the Drop-In-Center. During this time her biological sister Sarah got in contact with her and Adriel found out more about her cultural heritage. Significantly a large part of that was learning her biological father was Seminole.
Looking for advancements in her career in 2013 she went to work for Seattle Public Schools (SPS) as a Truancy Specialist at Aki Kurose Middle School and then got hired as the Native American Family Support Worker for SPS.
Adriel has fostered 3 teenage siblings which was a humbling and wonderful experience. Adriel has been an advocate and public speaker for survivors of sexual assault and continues to work to on behalf of those who have had no voice.
Adriel continues to coach middle school volleyball as she has for several years and is currently serving as a Member at Large for Paraprofessional Department Executive Board for Seattle Education Association.
Adriel is currently working on her second masters in Counseling at Grand Canyon University (anticipated Graduation February 2019) and plans to open up her own private counseling practice, foster children again with her Husband Richard, and create her own non-profit working with the Native American Community and other communities of color. It is her desire to build bridges between all communities for the sake of Mother Earth, children, families, elders, and Creator.