How to rally your community around education
Published: Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:42
Connectedness and supportive relationships are at the core of being human. We’re motivated to share our stories and learn from others with similar experiences and interests in order to create a greater sense of companionship. This creates the foundation for a productive and successful community.
At Peabody Charter Elementary, the same principles apply to our approach to education. Administrators, teachers and parents share one common focus as an education community: ensuring students’ success.
The students are what bring the community together. A student’s education is not only an investment, but also represents a long-term relationship between home and school that needs to be nurtured by parents and school leaders. A child’s education is often the longest relationship parents will have with an organization, and it’s a journey that parents, teachers and administrators should take together.
We spend considerable time and energy building the Peabody education community, and school leaders can explore these strategies as they strive to enhance their parent and community outreach initiatives: