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 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.
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