Family-School Partnerships

The last few months have been a whirlwind.  Much of my energy has gone into creating family-school partnership teams at our 9 schools.  We joined the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), and, together with PIRC-VT (Parent Information Resource Center) I have been responsible for helping to create teams of diverse family leaders, teachers and the principal at each school.   We pulled our teams together and after the biggest snowstorm on record in March, we held an all-day orientation for our teams to build relationships, learn about the “Six Keys to Successful Partnerships”, and start working on their shared goals and partnership plan.  We had over 100 participants.  Our efforts began with providing everyone with access to the same information and research, so we begin from the same starting points.  Our goal is successfully supporting every student to achieve at high levels.  You can read more at

We are learning together as we are doing this work.  This is an important step to bring families, teachers and administrators together around the same table and to develop really clear shared goals for our students!


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