Knowledge & Experience Count
Knowing the rules and what schools can do makes a difference
Sitting next to you as your child's advocate can change the outcome for the better.
Knowing what to expect, what to ask for and what is necessary in the process of dealing with schools helps. It also is important to know what is not allowed.
Calm, clear game plan. It's emotional when your child is the issue and you are dealing with people who may not see things the same way you do. Having an advocate can help improve the situation, open stuck lines of communication and create winning solutions.
Cooperation is the key. I work to create clear communication with schools, to open up channels of communication, to make sure you are aware of the rules and expectations surrounding your child's education in a public or charter school, and to make sure they respect your child's rights.
My focus is always the best educational interests of your child. That means working well with their school and creating accountability where necessary, in a professional manner.