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.
- Promotes understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
- Nurtures a sense of approachability and sustains positive relationships with families and caregivers
- Builds and sustains productive relationships with community partners in the government, non-profit, and private sectors
- Advocates for policies and resources for the community
- Understands and engages with community needs, priorities, and resources
- 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.