Essentially I provide two services:
I work individually with school site based councils, PTA/PTO groups and all other school based parent participant organizations. I work to help parents understand how to successfully navigate the school systems to help their students reach success. All parents want what is best for children but schools can seem like big intimidating organizations. I break down the barriers and give parents access to the supports they most want and a frame they can use again and again to build working relationships with their schools.
I have spent my entire career working exclusively in communities of color. I reside in and am a graduate of a an education system that many have viewed as disadvantaged. That label came with a variety of challenges and misperceptions that as an educator, I saw impact the work happening in schools. Using my life and work experience, I work to provide tools for building better relationships with parents in communities of color to education stakeholder groups, district leadership groups, and the business community. My talks peel back the layers of the parent experience and expose opportunities for partners to support parents authentically as they engage in their children’s education.
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