Parent Emissary

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    The Alachua County Public Schools mission is:   To improve student learning through continuous training opportunities for all school community members in a dynamic, cooperative process.


    The Parent Emissary Program mission is to:

    • Support and empower our parents
    • To build partnership with our parents
    • To ensure that our parents are knowledgeable and equipped to be their child’s advocate
    • Being a community centered organization
    • Promoting educational excellence for all children in the community
    • Functioning as a parent friendly program providing relevant resources

    GOAL OF PROGRAM:  To educate, engage and empower our parents


    • Established in 2014
    • An initiative sponsored and funded by the City of Gainesville and Alachua County Public Schools.


    Research indicates that when families are meaningfully connected to schools, the positive impact on children is substantial.  Consider some of the following benefits to children, parents, and educators:

    • Increase student achievement
    • Increases student educational aspirations
    • Increases length of time spent attending school overall
    • Increases parent efficacy and aspirations
    • Increases parental understanding of the school system and their ability to negotiate the system for the benefit of their child(ren)
    • Increased parental activism and advocacy
    • Increases job satisfaction among educators
    • Increases job performance among educators

    (Cassity & Harris, 2000; Matuszny, Banda, & Coleman, 2007)


Contact Us

  • Beth Rosenblat
    Parent Academy Specialist
    Email: Rosenblatbh
    352-955-6875 ext. 6346


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