Parent Leadership 101


Parent Leadership 101


Leadership graduates from Seattle’s Hawthorne Elementary, located in 98118 — one of the most diverse zip codes in the United States.

The Pritchard Committee Center for Parent Leadership in Kentucky has a 15-year track record fostering partnerships to improve academic success; its curriculum has been used to train thousands of parents in nine states and the District of Columbia. We brought this model to Seattle in 2011 and in three years trained more than 200 parents, from 25 schools, in seven languages.

Parents learn effective, constructive local advocacy for high-quality schools

  • Many graduates go on to serve on school boards and governing councils, in community organizations, and in their neighborhoods to improve schools
  • People who help define quality neighborhood schools
  • 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
  • Communicators eager to share information about school programs and achievement expectations with their communities
  • Inclusive recruiters who see the power in bringing others along

We continue to update, adapt and expand our curriculum – helping parents participate in public schools with comfort and confidence.

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Our certificated instructors can come to your school or organization. We provide translation services and supervised activities for children age 3 and up.


Since 2011, we have graduated more than 200 parents from our training programs, across 25 schools and seven language groups.