Effective family & community engagement can be grouped into 4 key areas: welcoming, communication, information, and participation.
Ron Mirr is Senior Vice President of Learning Supports and Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at Scholastic. Ron has nearly 30 years of experience working with K–12 schools and social service agencies on how to engage families and community partners in the learning process. He is a co-author of the Family Engagement Assessment—a tool that measures a school’s capacity for developing effective partnerships with families. At Scholastic, Ron focuses on helping schools address barriers to learning by engaging families and strengthening wrap-around services for students.