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FCE Network Spotlights

  • Kisa Hendrickson, Highline Public Schools

    Highline Public Schools

    Kisa Hendrickson, Executive Director of Student Support & Family Engagement

    In this interview, Kisa Hendrickson discusses her district’s key programs and strategies for engaging families in Highline Public Schools.

  • Denver Public Schools

    Landon Mascareñaz, Executive Director, Strategy Development & Family Empowerment

    In this interview, Landon Mascareñaz discusses the Family Empowerment team, in the Office of Family and Community Engagement, in Denver Public Schools.

  • Parents for Public Schools

    Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, National Executive Director

    In this interview, Dr. Catherine Cushinberry talks about her work with Parents for Public Schools, an organization that promotes and strengthens public schools by engaging parents.

  • Metro Nashville Public Schools

    Allison Buzard, Equity & Diversity Coordinator, Metro Nashville Public Schools

    In this interview, Allison Buzard talks about her work with Equity and Diversity University, a professional development program for school professionals.

  • University of Washington

    Ann Ishimaru, Assistant Professor, Educational Policy, Organizations and Leadership, University of Washington

    In this interview, Ann Ishimaru talks about her recently published study, "Disrupting Racialized Institutional Scripts: Toward Parent-Teacher Transformative Agency for Educational Justice."

  • A Word from the Director

    Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs, IEL

    Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership spent the last month deeply immersed in family and community engagement (FCE) practice.

  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association

    Bridget Murphy and Tami Love, Logan Square Neighborhood Association

    In this interview, Bridget Murphy and Tami Love from the Logan Square Neighborhood Association discuss a nationally recognized parent mentor program.

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    Woke AF: Staying Woke Takes Work

    Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs

    Kwesi Rollins, discuss the need for individuals and organizations to self-critique themselves on a continuous basis to ensure they are using their powers for good.

  • Parent Teacher Home Visits: A Strategy that Works.

    Parent Teacher Home Visits

    Gina Martinez-Keddy, Executive Director, Parent Teacher Home Visits; D’Lisa Crain, Department of Family-School Partnerships, Washoe County School District; Alicia Thomas, Parent Teacher Home Visit Project Coordinator, Washoe County School District

    Learn more about the Parent Teacher Home Visit model and best practices for implementation.

  • Leading for Black Lives

    Natalie Mayanja, Family & Community Engagement Program Associate, IEL

    This article shares resources for educators, administrators, parents and community members from Teaching for Change and Dignity in Schools Campaign.