High-Impact Strategies to Engage EVERY Family
Are you engaging EVERY family in your school community? Are you making meaningful connections with EVERY family by offering relevant events to foster family engagement at your school? Are you reimagining your family engagement program on a regular basis? Are you monitoring the effectiveness of your family engagement activities – beyond the number of names on a sign-in sheet? Join us in a collaborative conversation where we examine what is working in family engagement in Georgia and why, and how you can achieve the same success in your home States, districts, and schools!
Megan Roedl is an educator with twenty years of experience. During her career, she has taught high school social studies, served as a Title I Program Specialist, and coordinated family and community engagement in Federal Programs for a large and diverse school district in Metro Atlanta. In July 2021, Ms. Roedl joined the Family-School Partnership team at the Georgia Department of Education. She now uses her passion for family engagement to support districts in the southern part of the state. In addition, Ms. Roedl oversees the Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) initiative in Georgia's schools. Ms. Roedl is dedicated to utilizing high-impact family engagement strategies to build the capacity of school staff and families across the state of Georgia and the nation. and is excited for the opportunity to engage with other family engagement enthusiasts at the 2024 National ESEA Conference.
As a middle school Assistant Principal, Ginger had an integral role in supporting family engagement by planning events and activities to build parent/family capacity for the middle and high school. While serving at the district level, she was instrumental in the successful implementation of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams in many of her district's schools. She actively participated in meeting observations, followed by debriefing sessions to help build the capacity of teachers to support the needs of parents/families better. Her experience has made her a valuable asset to the Georgia Department of Education's APTT initiative as she co-facilitates many training sessions for new schools.