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    Meet Your Family Advocates:

     Abdi Ahmed- Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center 206-393-1840

    Jessica Sowa  Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center 206-393- 1836

    Stephanie Pelz Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center 206-393-1834


    Val Anker Briarcrest  206-393-4172 

    Sherri Dobb- Highland Terrace-206-393-4346

    Mandi Woolsey Kellogg and Shorecrest 206-393-4794

    Sydney White- Einstein and Shorewood, Cascade K8 206-393-4739 

    Erin Maurer- Shorewood 2o06-393- 6106

    Annie Gage- Meridian Park 206-393-1768

    Kristin Harrington  Meridian Park Kinder 206-393-1763

    Susie Moore- Brookside  206-393-1177,  Lake Forest Park (Family Advocate Lead) 206-393-1332

    Kendra Treece- Parkwood 206-393-4156

    Thelma Treperinas- Echo Lake 206-393-4331

    Erica Gonzalez- Echo Lake  206-393-4331 and Syre 206-393-1688

    Evangelina Vederoff- Ridgecrest  206-393-1495

    Corinna Donnerberg- North City Kinder Program

      

    Family Engagement and the Role of Family Advocates

    Mission  

    Shoreline Schools will actively engage all families so they are seen, heard, and included in school communities, with the intent for all students’ success.

    Vision: Equitable family engagement will embrace diversity, identify and break down systemic barriers, act as a bridge between the school and families, have a positive impact on student achievement and behavior. Family Engagement will empower families to know how to support their child’s education, and for schools to learn from the expertise families have about their child. Academic and whole child success is dependent on family engagement.

      

    In Shoreline Schools, each building has a Family Advocate. 

    Whether you are searching for ways to be engaged in your child's school or you have a need for specific resources, your family advocate is a great person to know.

    Family Advocates are the school leads for  Natural Leaders and support the  family engagement work in each school.

    Our Family Engagement work is based on The Equitable Parent-School Collaboration Research Project, informed by Beyond the Bake Sale by Dr. Mapp, and in partnership with Washington Family and Community Trust and Washington Alliance for Better Schools.

    We engage in a Cycle of Inquiry with the theory of action being:  having families and schools partnering together creates higher levels of success for students.

    Cycle of Inquiry Model

     

                       

     

     

     

     

     

  • Natural Leaders in Shoreline

     

     Natural Leaders wants you!!! Interested in partnering with other parents and having an impact in your child's school?

    About Natural Leaders 

     

    Research has consistently shown students’ success to be highly correlated with the level of their parent engagement. (Jeynes, Education & Urban Society, 2007).   When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ education level. Most parent engagement projects are top-down – they are school-directed training programs teaching parents how to help their own kids succeed. While unintended, this sends the message that parents need to learn how to help their kids. The focus is on each parent helping their own child/ren.

     

    The Natural Leader project is different. Parents take on a leadership role and focus on the many talents and gifts that families have. They build relationships with families in their community, identify what helps these families be successful with education and then implement their ideas. A driving focus is collaborative community organizing where parents are equal partners with schools and community organizations sharing a common goal of both adults and children achieving success in education.

     

    The Natural Leaders Program was developed by WABS in 2003 with parents in Shoreline, Everett, Edmonds, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo and Northshore schools to create liaisons between schools and families. Natural Leaders are K-12 parents from within the participating school’s community to coordinate parent engagement activities at the school. Because they come from within the school population, Natural Leaders have credibility to build trusted relationships with other parents and are uniquely situated to listen to families’ ideas and needs and bring them together with the school to improve student learning and family/school relations. Natural Leaders work closely with a designated school contact (typically a family advocate, counselor or ELL teacher). Kaje 2015

     

    Award Recipients: Natural Leaders in the Shoreline and Northshore School Districts for Outstanding Human Services Program 

     

    http://www.wabsalliance.org/community-leadership/natural-leaders/

     

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