Gellenia Smallwood
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Gellenia Smallwood is now a member of Community Schools Coordinators Network
Sep 17, 2018

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Name of Community School
Buffalo Public Community Schools Parent Centers
Name of Community School Initiative (if applicable)
Buffalo Public Community Schools
Position (or Title) at Community School
Director Parent & Family Programs
Description of Position
Facilitates, coordinates and manages the operation and programming of BPS Parent Centers, including the oversight of Parent Center staff, Outreach Specialists and volunteers. Provides visionary leadership and work in partnership with Buffalo Public Schools Office of Parent and Family Engagement to carry out the school district’s mission and goals related to the New Education Bargains (NEB) emphasis on plank six, strengthening and prioritizing efforts to engage the parents, guardians, and family members of students in order to support them in their academic journey.
Work involves parent/family outreach, training, research of best practices, evaluation, developing and maintaining a catalogue of course offerings; managing online and paper registration processes; marketing program offerings to diverse parents, families and community groups; recognizing parents/family members, partners and other stakeholders for their participation and involvement in Community School and Buffalo Public School district as a whole. Serves as a representative to varied parent organizations and community entities that provides resources and services to families and students.
Number of Years in Position
Twitter (personal, school, initiative etc)
Why are you interested in joining this network?
I am intersted in joining the network to learn strategies and connect with passionate colleagues in this important work.

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