How to Build Trust & Sustainable Family-School Engagement

Mar 4, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

In western Pennsylvania, 31 teams co-led by parents and school staff members are having deep conversations about the purpose of school. Through the “Parents as Allies” initiative, they are building trust, experimenting with innovative family-school engagement strategies and creating powerful support systems for students by bringing parents directly into the conversation with schools. In this panel moderated by Kidsburgh, hear from a parent, principal and superintendent about how they are creating sustainable family-school engagement practices and overcoming barriers to build authentic trust.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Bobbi-Ann Barnes

Deer Lakes School District

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Yu-Ling Cheng


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Rachel Nagy

California Area School District

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Twaina Williams

Expecting Health