Creating Partnerships With Parents To Build A Better Tomorrow
Creating Partnerships with Parents to Build a Better Tomorrow will demonstrate how and why strong relationships between parents, school and the community are vital to student and school success. Successful partnerships provide a variety of opportunities including parent/teacher education, family support, volunteer activities, and effective communication. City View will demonstrate how they work with parents in the decision-making process and engage parents in strategies to enhance student learning at school and at home. Some of the strategies that will be shared will include academic parent teacher teaming, social emotional learning, parent summits and workshops, teacher education, and effective communication with the school community. Currently, parent partnerships are more important than ever. In our new normal, it is critical that we work together to be flexible, and exhibit strong communication between students, parents and teachers to make learning a success.
Malissa Ocean is a 19 year veteran educator in the Cobb County School District which is the 2nd largest school district in Georgia. She has a passion for building positive parent teacher relationships. While in the classroom Malissa worked closely with parents to not only improve student performance, but attendance and behavior as well. As an academic coach, her focus is parent engagement. She works with teachers to help build relationships with parents and increase parent involvement and student success. Her commitment to building relationships with parents has helped create a positive school climate for parents, teachers and students.
Marilyn Ware is a Georgia certified teacher. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology and Human Service along with a Masters’ in Pre-K-8th grade Education. She is also E.S.O.L. Endorsed. Her teaching tenure spans 10 plus years over Pre-K through 8th grade for a total of 14 years in the Cobb County School District. Her experiences include teaching GED classes with a local community agency and manages her own community tutoring program. She is involved in a variety of community activities including teaching Reading, Writing, and Math to underprivileged students. In addition to helping underprivileged children, she also teaches Sunday School and other religious enrichment programs. Her motto is “Teaching Must Be A Passion and Not A Pay Check”.