WELCOME TO ENGAGE PARENT.
I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE.
Pizza lunch. Bake sale. Fundraising. This isn't just School Council. It's a social movement.
What I Do
I work with school councils to forge an engaged school community as a strategy for improving student achievement.
Parents + School + Community = Whole Child
It takes a village to raise a child. Now more than ever, we need to re-imagine how we can make the most out of our children's time at school. With teacher burnout and an education funding formula that barely covers the basics in the classroom, families, schools and the community must begin having honest conversations while embracing different points of view and start collaborating to provide supports to sustain change.
Build capacity for effective engagement
There is a powerful connection between student achievement and parent engagement. Prior evidence suggests that when parents assume leadership roles on school councils, in close partnership with principals, their influence on both the content and processes of school improvement is considerable. Overtime, that collaboration between the families and the school, along with their community makes an impact in student well-being.
Who Am I
I'm on a mission to show parents how they can collaborate with their child's school to make the most out of school time.
I'm a parent volunteer and education advocate with lofty ideas.
I’m an information junkie. I enjoy networking with other like-minded people and always on the lookout for synergies within the community. It's hard to imagine but at one time, my presence in a school council meeting was frowned at. They didn't want me there; I challenge the status quo! But enough about me - let's talk about you. You need new tools and strategies to engage your school community so the kids can learn and the teachers can teach. I can help you make a difference in the lives of young people!
Check out my workshop series for school councils on family, school and community engagement.
Resources for Parents and Educators
All about School Councils
Who's Talking And What They're Saying
How parent engagement is evolving south of the border ...
This video from National PTA, a US-based advocacy group nailed it in the head. Together, families and schools can definitely impact a child's learning experience.
NBC Today Show: Education Nation - Putting Parents to Work in the Classroom
A snippet of how parents can make a difference in the classroom.
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