Tuesday, December 6th, 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT

As school and district leaders, we know how critical the perspective of our communities can be. Student voice shapes instructional vision. Educator input informs school-wide goals. And family and community feedback helps guide the district vision. Although obstacles such as limited time and support can make engaging these perspectives more challenging, addressing them early on through clear processes and protocol can help us engage our communities in consistent, sustainable, and equitable ways.

Join us for an expert Q&A with district leaders who will share insights on how to engage our family, educators, and community stakeholders to achieve student success.

Together, we will:

  • Understand the common barriers to family and community engagement and examine key approaches school and district leaders can adopt to overcome these barriers
  • Share best practices to engage community perspectives and expanding community buy-in, such as through stakeholder surveys and advisory committees
  • Learn how to create long-term plans and systems-wide solutions that integrate stakeholder perspective as part of your tiered systems of support model




Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera, Director of Equity and Inclusion, MSD Washington Township (IN)





Emily Dills, M.S.Ed, Social Emotional Learning Coach, MSD Washington Township (IN)





Leigh Ann Alford-Keith, Ed.D., Senior Director for Innovative and Strategic Initiatives, Wake County Public School System (NC)







Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi, Professional Learning Director of Community Events, Panorama Education