Parent Involvement Coordinator
SPDG Family/School Partnership
Responsibilities: Provide parents, professionals and other stakeholders across Kentucky with information regarding special education services in Kentucky Public Schools.
Experiences: I have developed a variety of materials available to parents and others, including a parent handbook that provides information regarding the special education process and resources available to families, a series of brief informational videos and fact sheets that are posted on the Parent Involvement webpage at HDI. I also meet with parents and other stakeholders to share information regarding resources and services available within the public schools.
Reason: I am a retired school psychologist and special education administrator with over 27 years experience working with students and families. I recognize the need for families to be acknowledged and respected as they advocate for quality services for their children identified with disabilities. Developing strong family/school partnerships will strengthen the educational programs for these students.