Parents SEE landscape

Parents SEE (Supporting Educational Excellence)

Cohort 10

game 2023

Sess 5, 2023

Sess 2, 2023

Congratulations to Stratford's 10th Cohort of Parents SEE!

Parents SEE Cohort 10

For more information or to be considered for Cohort 11 in Winter/Spring of 2024, call Sara North at Parents' Place, 203-381-6992.

Parents SEE (Supporting Educational Excellence)

Parents SEE is a 13 week training program focused on parent leadership in education. It was created by the Partners for Educational Leadership and the Connecticut Commission on Children to provide parents, grandparents, and guardians with the skills, tools, and understandings they need to become leaders, change agents, and active participants in education. 

Parents SEE facilitates partnerships with parents and district and school personnel to address inequities, improve schools and community engagement, and increase student achievement.

Topics include:

  • equity in education

  • what effective schools look like

  • how and why schools change

  • how a school district functions

  • parents' role in addressing equity and high quality teaching/learning

  • improvements needed in schools

  • what it means to be a parent leader in education

To date, Stratford has completed 10 consecutive Cohorts of the Parents SEE Program, that is over 170 parents, grandparents or guardians that have graduated Parents SEE in Stratford.

Upon completion, participants go on to use their training in many different ways; some report a better comfort level in communicating with school/district leaders, some pursue advocacy efforts in schools/the district, some take on leadership roles within the district/community. Most credit Parents SEE for assisting with their success.

Some examples of leadership roles:

  • Youth Sports Coach

  • Girl Scout Troop Leader

  • SPS Strategic Planning Committee

  • SSRACCAC (Stratford School Readiness & Child Care Advisory Council)

  • BOE Plant and Planning Subcommittee

  • Stratford's Democratic and Republican Town Committees

  • Sterling House Youth Development Committee

  • PTA Board Member

  • elected BOE Member

  • Teacher of the Year Selection Committee

  • C.A.R.E. Board of Directors