Communities of Engagement


Communities of Engagement addresses the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC 2014) Standard 7 – Communities of Engagement.
This Standard outlines the responsibility of the educational leader in promoting communities of engagement for families and other stakeholders so that all students have access to a high quality education that prepares them for college, career and democratic citizenry.
  1. Promotes understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
  2. Nurtures a sense of approachability and sustains positive relationships with families and caregivers
  3. Builds and sustains productive relationships with community partners in the government, non-profit, and private sectors
  4. Advocates for policies and resources for the community
  5. Understands and engages with community needs, priorities, and resources
  6. Communicates regularly and openly with families and stakeholders in the wider community

I believe it is essential to engage families – especially in times of change. In addition to communicating via the Harwood Front Page News, the local newspapers, my blog, and social media, I put in place communication plans that are designed to provide on-going communication as well as opportunities for dialog.