Parent Emissary

  • Parent Emissary Logo

     MISSION OF AGENCY:

    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.

    MISSION OF PROGRAM:

    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

    BACKGROUND:

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

    EMISSARY FACTS:

    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

  • Hazel Gordon 
    Family Liaison Specialist
    Email: gordonc
    352-955-6875 ext. 6346

     

    Note:
    Email addresses are followed by @gm.sbac.edu

     

    Comments (-1)