Our Teams

  • Family Engagement Team

    Family Engagement Team works collaboratively with families and families with student’s that have special needs, community agencies and school leaders to ensure that every student has the tools and support to be successful.  The Family Engagement Team:

    • Help families engage district programs, departments  and resources.

    • Collaboratively share strategies for parents/school communities to improve communication between the school and home. 

    • Provide parents, students and community members an opportunity to share concerns and complaints in a confidential manner.

    • Help to resolve disagreements between parents and schools.

Family Engagement Team Staff

Name
Position
Email
Senior Manager, District and Family Liaison
Special Education Family Engagement Specialist
Special Education Family Engagement Specialist
  • The Engagement Team

    The Engagement Team co-leads the Portland Public Schools’ collective mission to (re)build trust and maintain productive dialogue with families and communities. Their focus is building district’s and the community’s ability to unite around the idea that a sustained, collective effort is needed to close the opportunity and achievement gap for our most underserved students. 

    Track students' attendance, grades, and behavior, provide regular feedback to students, communicate regularly with families, and collaborate with teachers and other staff members on student progress.

    • Analyze data from systematic monitoring to design personalized interventions and document progress. 

    • Work as a liaison to facilitate communication and promote problem-solving.

    • Provide students and families with resources and information to create a link to agencies.

    • Attend varied school and district meetings to define and outline roles to improve participation, performance, and success for individual students. 

    • Support school-wide attendance improvement initiative.

Engagement Team Staff

Name
Position
Email
McDaniel Cluster
Franklin Cluster
Jefferson Cluster
  • Multilingual Community Agents Team

    Multilingual Community Agents Team are bridgers of communication and builders of relationships. They aim to facilitate communication between school staff and multilingual families, encourage collaboration between educators and parents/guardians, and to support engagement efforts through brokering an authentic, cultural exchange. Their goal is to inspire the Graduate Portrait in every student, and help educators and parents/guardians be effective partners in their student’s education. Multilingual Community Agents

    Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) is a nationally recognized, USDOE-supported strategy that brings together families and teachers in relational-based home visits that elevate the cultural expertise of families and create a foundation for ongoing partnership. 

    To that end, Parent Teacher Home Visits (PTHV):

    • Intentionally employs anti-racist and restorative practices aligned with RESJ framework;

    • Requires a collaborative organizational mindset supporting System Shifts;

    • Aims to create system-wide change to strengthen teacher-family partnership in alignment with our district vision to move Forward Together; and 

    • Builds teacher capacity, knowledge, and connection for ensuring Professional Excellence.

Multilingual Community Agents Team Staff

Name
Position
Email
Parent Teacher Home Visit Program Manager
  • The Student Attendance Team

    The Student Attendance Team promotes and enhances the academic mission of the district by providing services that utilize home/school/community partnerships to meet student needs:

    • Create a sustainable tracking and monitoring system to gauge and improve student attendance and engagement.

    • Provide professional learning for staff at all levels including education for students, families and the community

    • Support sites in reducing overall chronic absence rates and increasing attendance rates

    • Increase student participation and engagement through an emphasis on building trusting relationships with all of our community members

    • Participate in creating an anti-racist culture that promotes and supports our black and brown students to achieve proportionately when compared to their white and asian counterparts.

Student Attendance Team Staff

Name
Position
Email
Cleveland Attendance Coach
Grant Attendance Coach
Ida B. Wells Attendance Coach
McDaniel Attendance Coach
Liincoln Attendance Coach
Roosevelt Attendance Coach
Roosevelt Attendance Coach
Roosevelt Attendance Coach
Benson Attendance Coach
Jefferson Attendance Coach
Alliance Attendance Coach
PPS District Office Attendance Coach
PPS District Office Attendance Coach
PPS District Office Attendance Coach
PPS District Office Attendance Coach