Title

Capitalizing on Parent Connections

First Presenter's Institution

The Nokesville School

Second Presenter's Institution

Michelle Cribbs

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside East & West

Strand #1

Family & Community

Relevance

This presentation relates to strand V: Home. This presentation directly addresses parental engagement in school and effective communication with parents.

Brief Program Description

This session, geared towards administrators and school leaders, will highlight the power of utilizing parent voice in school leadership. Participants will be given twelve actionable steps and a framework to use to effectively utilize the power of parents in creating success at school.

Summary

Through this engaging and motivating session, participants will learn actionable steps in forging effective partnerships with parents in their school community to promote success, enhance awareness, and create a shared vision. The presentation will discuss specific programs implemented through parent collaboration and will share school survey data showing school satisfaction data. The session is led by a principal and parent who have successfully partnered to implement unique programs resulting in incredible achievements.

Evidence

Meta-analysis conducted by William J Jeynes at California State University at Long Beach and published in December 2005 by Harvard Family Research Project found the following: •*Parental involvement is associated with higher student achievement outcomes(grades, standardized test scores, teacher ratings). •*This phenomenon was observed for all student populations. •The advantage was measured at .5 to .6 of a standard deviation for educational outcomes, grades, and achievement. A 1994 study conducted by Henderson and Berla found that one of the best predictors of student achievement was for a student’s family to “become involved in their children’s education at school and in the community.” •The study also found that parent involvement activities that are “effectively planned and well implemented result in substantial benefits to children, parents, educators, and the school” •More information can be found in The Benefits of Parent Involvement: What Research Has to Say

Additionally, our school survey data indicates high levels of school satisfaction from parents, students, and staff. Our school has consistently performed well on our state tests and one of our parent collaboration projects was recognized by the Virginia State School Board for innovative practices.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Eric Worcester is the current and inaugural principal of The Nokesville School - the only K-8 public school in Prince William County Schools in Virginia. As principal, he has worked to partner with parents, guardians, and the community to create a successful school atmosphere that supports achievement. The school has achieved consistent success and been recognized multiple times as a Prince William County School of Excellence. Prior to leading The Nokesville School, Mr. Worcester opened Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School, a Title I school in Prince William County, as their first assistant principal. He taught previously in Prince William County, Virginia, Stafford County, Virginia, and Bratislava, Slovakia, working with students at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

Mrs. Michelle Cribbs is an educator with teaching experience ranging from PreK to Collegiate levels. She served multiple terms as the Advisory Council Chair and as Advisory Parent Liaison at Nokesville Elementary School and at The Nokesville School. She has presented with Mr. Worcester at the NAESP and VAESP annual conference. She is the parent of three children and has been a member of diverse communities in New England, Alaska, Florida Keys, and Northern Virginia.

Keyword Descriptors

Parent, Community, Positive, Engagement, Communication, Collaboration

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-7-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2017 5:30 PM

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Mar 7th, 4:00 PM Mar 7th, 5:30 PM

Capitalizing on Parent Connections

Harborside East & West

This session, geared towards administrators and school leaders, will highlight the power of utilizing parent voice in school leadership. Participants will be given twelve actionable steps and a framework to use to effectively utilize the power of parents in creating success at school.