2022 Family Engagement Summit

Connecting Schools & Communities: Championing Family Engagement


SC Family Engagement Summit Welcome 2022

Presenter: Superintendent, Molly Spearman

SC Family Engagement Summit 2022 Closing Remarks Part 1

Closing Speaker Introduction#1: Leslie Bloss

Closing Speaker#1: Dr. J.R. Green, Fairfield County School District

SC Family Engagement Summit 2022 Closing Remarks Part 2

Speaker Introduction #2: Sarah Gams

Closing Speaker #2: Deion Jamison, Teacher of the Year

2022 Family and Community Engagement Summit Interview Highlights

The 2022 South Carolina Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Summit was a two-day event, the first day was online, and second was held in person. Day One was a collaborative community-based online event between states, districts, and schools. Day Two spanned the state of South Carolina from the Midlands to the Savannah River onto the Low Country. The Low Country of South Carolina is where Regina Thurmond, FACE Liaison for the South Carolina Department of Education, and Don Doggett, South Carolina SEA Principal Liaison for the Region 6 Comprehensive Center (RC6), discussed the impacts of the 2022 South Carolina FACE Summit and plans for the 2023  Summit.

Early Childhood

Family Engagement – Early Childhood

Whole Child

Family Engagement – Whole Child

Simple Resources to Engage Families in Wellness

Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Seth Shelby, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Creating Active Environments for Healthy Learners

Erica Ayers, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Breonna Mealing, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

How Do We Reconnect? – Principal Panel

Frank Robinson, SC Department of Education

Mary Nell Anthony, Greenville Technical Charter High

Robin Coletrain, W.A. Perry Middle

Christy Dodd, Flat Rock Elementary

Student Learning

Family Engagement – Student Learning

The Importance of Relationships for Young Children and their Families

Carla Garrett, The SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Tracy Cole, East Carolina University Community School

Creating Ideal Environments for Student Learning

Deborah DePaoli, Institute for Child Success

Empowering Learners: Sustaining Wellness Through Self-Advocacy

Dr. Sarah Bowie, Office of Personalized Learning

Keri Beach, Office of Personalized Learning

Heather Bross, Office of Personalized Learning

Kristen Logan, Office of Personalized Learning

Multilingual Supports

Family Engagement – Multilingual Supports

Essential Strategies for Effective Communication with Spanish-Speaking Families (Part 1)

Karen Utter, Carolina Family Engagement Center

Mike Young, Center for Community Health Alignment and PASOs

Lydia Carnesale, SC Department of Education

Achieving Equity in Communication: Key Drivers of Change (Part 2)

Angela Rush, Charleston County Schools

Karen Utter, Carolina Family Engagement Center

Learning Better Together Through Best Practices

Amy Smith, SC Department of Education

Lydia Carnesale, SC Department of Education

Effective Communication and Collaboration

Family Engagement – Effective Communication and Collaboration

Developing Teamwork in a Child’s Educational Experience

Ablean Hanna, SC Department of Education

From Charleston, with Love: Supporting Families for Student Success

Rosa Fulmore, Charleston County School District

Vanessa Smith, Ladson Elementary School

Tyra Johnson, North Charleston Elementary School

Tei Summerville, Baptist Hill Middle/High School

Dwayne Crankfield, Jerry Zucker Middle School

Ingredients for Successful School/Parent Communication

Claressa Hinton, Carolina Family Engagement Center

Karen Utter, Carolina Family Engagement Center

Vulnerable Populations

Family Engagement – Vulnerable Populations

School and Community Support for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Yatisha Blythe, National Center for Homeless Education/SERVE Center

Engaging Global Students and Families in South Carolina

Laurann Gallito Patel, Carolina Family Engagement Center

Avery Radford, Lutheran Services Carolinas New Americans Program

Rosa Fulmore, Charleston County School District

Ernesto Bernal, Richland County School District One

Samuel Crook, Richland County School District One

Seth Hershberger, Lutheran Services Carolinas New Americans Program

Social Emotional Learning

Family Engagement – Social Emotional Learning 

Using Harmony and Inspire SEL Practices to Strengthen Connections Between School and Home Environments

Matthew Irvin, University of South Carolina

Alyssa Raygoza, University of South Carolina

Shea Ferguson, University of South Carolina

Teaching Crucial Social Emotional Skills Both at Home and at School

Forrest Walter, Committee for Children

Wesleigh Jones Drellishak, Committee for Children

Mental Health and Self-Care

Family Engagement – Mental Health and Self-Care 

Consistency of Care: Collaboration, Communication, and Early Identification

Rikki McCormick, SC Department of Education

Suzanne Snyder, SC Department of Education

A Conversation About Suicide Prevention

Brenda Brown, LifeSource Suicide Prevention

Dale Brown, LifeSource Suicide Prevention

Program Development/Improvement

Family Engagement – Program Development/Improvement

The 21st Century Family Engagement Ecosystem (Part 1)

Joseph Fratoni, One Green Apple, LLC

SC Resources for the 21st Century Family Engagement Ecosystem (Part 2)

Joseph Fratoni, One Green Apple, LLC

Tom Hudson, SC School Improvement Council

Jamie Cooper, SC Communities in School

Rep. Robert Williams, SC House of Representatives – District 62 and Fatherhood and Families Engagement Programs

Parent Voice Matters: Lifting Families’ Experience in SC’s Early Childhood System

Rachal Hatton-Moore, SC First Steps/Early Childhood Advisory Council

Lexi Jones, SC First Steps

Lindsey Phillips, SC Family Voice Council Member

Community and Practitioner Supports

Family Engagement – Community and Practitioner Supports

Heart4Schools: Students and Teachers in a Post Pandemic World

Angela McNeal, South Carolina Baptist Convention

Beaufort County School District Traveling Preschool Bus

Ashley Hutchinson, Beaufort County School District

Dr. Rebecca Stempel, Beaufort County School District

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