Is This You?

As a School District Leader do any of these situations sound familiar?

  • You are excited to help your low-performing schools improve. But you are feeling discouraged that the schools haven’t had much success in the past involving families, and you’re not sure where to begin.
  • You just finished you first year as principal of a Title I school with a large Hispanic population, but you realize that only the same small group of parents showed up to the school for meetings and workshops.
  • You are glad to hear that your staff wants to work better with families next year. But as you consider making some significant changes, you are worried about pushback from some staff members.
  • You are hopeful that your schools’ new Family Liaison can really help build relationships with families. But you are disappointed to see her spending most of their time in the front office on administrative tasks.
  • You have learned that your school(s) really benefit from working better with families, but you don’t know where to begin and what strategies would be most success.

My approach works for:

  • Public or private schools serving diverse and low-income children and families
  • Administrators or principals leading Title I (low-income) schools with diverse populations, particularly English Language Learners.
  • Preschools, Elementary Schools and Middle schools
  • Small to Mid-size School Districts
  • Urban or Rural schools

I have most success with school leaders who value:

  • Instructional and collaborative leadership with teachers and staff
  • Educational equity and social justice
  • Relationships with students and families of diverse social class, racial, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Academic press and achievement
  • Learning, and openness to new ideas and strategies

If you are interested in learning more about how my approach works, please click here.