SCUSD Parent Engagement hosts Stockton Unified
SCUSD’s Parent Engagement and Training department hosted 19 staff members from Stockton Unified for a workshop on Friday, May 9.
District staff conducted training on parent engagement strategies and establishing and running successful Parent Resource Centers. The group included Stockton school principals and their parent engagement staff, as well as Stockton Unified administrators.
The day kicked off with words of welcome from Teresa Cummings, Chief Accountability Officer, and Tu Moua, Interim Area Assistant Superintendent. Staff then presented an overview of the trainings and services provided by SCUSD’s School, Family and Community Partnerships department and “best practice” ideas for designing and supporting a Parent Resource Center at a school site.
The group visited three of SCUSD’s 47 Parent Resource Centers. At Harkness Elementary, the group observed a CPR class in progress for parents. At Hollywood Park, Principal Tenley Luke described the Parent Resource Center as having an integral role in making sure that parents new to the site felt welcomed and felt a part of the school.
Hollywood’s School Community Liaison, Terri Sheffield, described her journey from volunteer to staff member and detailed how she included parents in the design of the room and scheduling programs at the site.
At John Still, the group learned from Amaya Weiss, Integrated Support Services Specialist, about the myriad resources that are available to parents through both the Student Support Center (grades 7-8) and the Parent Resource Center (grades K-6).
The day ended with a debrief at Serna Center and a recognition of the important work handled by Parent Engagement staff at school sites.