July 1, 2022 - Special School District is excited to announce the creation of the Family and Community Engagement program (FACE). FACE, a merging of Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA) and Family Engagement divisions, will be effective as of July 1, 2022.
“We are so excited creating this new division that will utilize 30 years of research around family engagement to help us build a strong foundation for partnering with our families for student success,” said Executive Director of Teaching, Learning, & Accountability Dr. Mollie Bolton. “By aligning our resources and focusing on what works as stated in the research, we will offer amazing opportunities to support our students to excel to their greatest potential.”
The mission of FACE is to partner with students, families, and staff to support students throughout the District. These supports will include specialized academic, social, and emotional needs to promote self-determination, equitable opportunities, and authentic inclusion.
“We will be offering some of the great resources and activities that our families have been a part of in the past, as well as new opportunities for feedback, partnership, and growth,” said Bolton.
Families will still have access to the great resources formerly provided through PEDA and Family Engagement, like the Family Leadership Institute (formerly known as the Parent Leadership Institute), the Resource Hub at North Technical High School, Lunch & Learn virtual series, workshops, and more.
To learn more and keep up to date on the great events hosted by FACE during the 2022-23 school year, visit www.ssdmo.org/face.