Parent & School Partnership for Student Achievement Awards Winners Announced

parentinvolvementNine Palm Beach County School District schools have been recognized by the Department of Federal and State Programs for outstanding Parent Involvement Programs at Title I schools for the 2014-2015 school year. The recognized schools are:

                      • Belle Glade Elementary School (Principal: Ms. Robera Walker Thompson)
                      • Pine Jog Elementary School (Principal: Mr. Craig Sommer)
                      • Northmore Elementary School (Principal: Ms. Vonda Daniels)
                      • Royal Palm School (Principal: Mr. Bradley Henry)
                      • Okeeheelee Middle School (Principal: Dr. David Samore)
                      • Conniston Middle School (Principal: Mr. Oscar Otero)
                      • Jeaga Middle School (Principal: Dr. Kevin Gatlin)
                      • Inlet Grove High School (Principal: Dr. Emma Banks)
                      • Lake Worth High School (Principal: Dr. George Lockhart)

The innovative parent engagement activities at these schools focused on increasing academic achievement of students with active parental support. The schools used a team building approach with parents to support their child’s learning at home. As a result, they built parent capacity which directly impacted student growth.

The Department of Federal and State Programs is very proud of the family engagement programs at these schools. “Consistent and meaningful parent engagement is critical in making sure that all students meet or exceed academic expectations, said Dr. Dana Z. Godek, Director. “We will continue to support our schools in their efforts to engage more parents in their children’s education.”

For more information about the Excellence in Home-School Partnership for Student Achievement Awards, please contact Terry Pitchford, Manager at or at 561-629-8559 or Sandra Sanchez, Grant Compliance Specialist at or at 561-434-8609.