Family Partnerships

Family Partnerships at Seattle Public Schools

Family Partnerships  is a capacity building department whose purpose is to is to support the district and schools to effectively build strong family partnerships and advocacy to improve student success and school culture through 3 key bodies of work: coaching, consulting, and professional development.

We work to serve:

  • Parent and Family Groups
  • School Leaders
  • Community Groups
  • Community-based Organizations
  • District Staff

Four Pillars of Family Engagement

  • Share Power and Responsibility
  • Facilitating Positive Interactions
  • Welcoming Environments
  • Two-Way Communication

4 Pillars Updated

Family engagement work is done through the Dual Capacity Building Framework and Seattle Public Schools’ 6 standards of family engagement.