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Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council

This council advises the Commissioner and Board of Education on matters pertaining to the development of parent and community engagement in education. Its function is to be proactive and innovative on policy issues that relate to the enhancement of the educational achievement of Massachusetts students. Specifically, the Council will:

  • assess statewide trends and needs;
  • seek public and professional input;
  • analyze information regarding parent and community education and engagement;
  • advise and make recommendations regarding legislation, regulations, and program guidelines; and
  • provide other programmatic recommendations as it deems necessary to fulfill the goals for parent and community engagement established by the Board of Education.

FY2018-FY2019 Meeting Schedule

October 2, 201810:00 AM – 12:00 PMDept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, MA 02148
Room 137 A/B
March 13, 20191:30 PM – 3:30 PMFamilies First, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, MA
May 6, 201910:00 AM – 12:00 PMDept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, MA 02148
Room 203

FY2018-2019 Council Members

Kris CollinsEvaluation Team LeaderSpringfield Public Schools
Clayton ConnorFinance and Administration DirectorWestover Job Corps Center
Sharita FaucheSubstance Abuse CoordinatorDepartment of Children and Families, C-PLAN Member
Ann FeldmanDirector of Professional LearningMassachusetts Educators of English Language Learners (MATSOL)
Roberta E. HantganHub Coordinator for MassachusettsParent Teacher Home Visits
Kathleen JonesPresident & CEOTTT Mentor Program
Eva KellyDirector of Enrollment and Family EngagementFitchburg Public Schools
Garland KimmerDirector of International DevelopmentDouble E Company
Jessica LanderELL Social Studies Teacher (9th – 12th Grade), Author and JournalistLowell Public Schools
Jacqueline E. LipsonVice President, PreK-12 EducationWidmeyer Communications
Yahaira LopezFounderAutism Sprinter, Inc., C-PLAN Member
Joselyn MarteHiSET Advisor, Evening FacilitatorLawrence Adult Learning Center
Lorette McWilliamsProfessorSchool Counseling Department, Assumption College
Magda L. RodriguezDirector of ProgrammingFamilies First Parenting Programs
Christine V.TangishakaCoordinator, Family and Community EngagementRandolph Public Schools
Adanma K. UdeCommunity Partnerships DirectorCity Year Boston

Contact Information

Kathy Rodriguez
Phone: 781-338-3846

Last Updated: May 15, 2019
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