CPPS is committed to building the capacity of parents to engage in their schools and communities and district-wide, to have an impact on school quality and student achievement. We believe that all our schools and neighborhoods, as well as Seattle Public Schools as a whole, stand to benefit from informed parents who are equipped to make a difference.
We are developing a comprehensive training curriculum built on the work of Kentucky’s Pritchard Committee Center for Parent Leadership. Learn about our next scheduled trainings.
PARENT LEADERSHIP 101:
This intensive, two-day workshop is the “intro course” to the Pritchard Committee’s nationally acclaimed Parent Leadership Institute.
The Center for Parent Leadership, a national consulting arm of the Prichard Committee, develops skilled parent leaders who partner with schools to improve student achievement. With a 15-year track record, thousands of parent institute graduates in nine states and the District of Columbia have engaged in effective, constructive local advocacy for high-quality schools, serving on school boards and governing councils, in community organizations and in their neighborhoods to help improve schools.
CPPS has brought this model to Seattle, and in 2011, trained 67 parents who are now engaging in powerful efforts to improve schools in southeast Seattle. In 2012, we will offer trainings both in the southeast and at the John Stanford Center.
CPPS Parent Leadership Graduates are:
Stephanie Alter Jones, Ph.D.
Parent Leaders are:
-People who will help define what quality neighborhood schools in Southeast Seattle should look like.
-Public school parents, grandparents, and community members committed to the success of all students in their neighborhood schools.
-Collaborators who work with school staff and community members both to challenge their schools and to celebrate success
-Good communicators eager to share information about school programs and achievement expectations with their communities
-Inclusive recruiters who see the power in bringing others along