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Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

Family Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

SST 7’s Family and Community Corner is designed to provide resources and supports for families, community members, and school personnel to optimize teaching and learning for all learners. Use the red menu on the left to navigate to these resources. If you can’t find what you are looking for or have a question, please contact SST 7 for support by using the contact information to the right.

Building Family Partnerships Palooza and Outstanding Student and Educator/Educator Team Awards


On May 6, 2021, students, families, educators, and community members came together to learn from national leaders in the field of family engagement and celebrate the students and educators that are making their schools and communities a better place to be.

Sessions included topics like the National Network of Partnership Schools’ Six Principles for Effective and Equitable Programs,  launching early literacy skills, helping families understand graduation plans and success plans, the basics of school, family, community partnerships, and much more.

To experience the learning opportunities provided, please follow this link below.


Our Partners


Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is a leader in the field of family, school, and community engagement. Located at the Center on Education and Training for Employment, a translational research center within the College of Education and Human Ecology, the Center’s website is full of resources for families and educators looking to improve family-school-community partnership for students’ success.


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National Network of Partnership Schools

“Based on more than three decades of research on parental involvement, family engagement, and community partnerships, NNPS’s tools, guidelines, and action team approach may be used by all elementary, middle, and high schools to increase involvement and improve student learning and development,” explains Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, Founder and Director of NNPS. NNPS also guides district leaders to help their schools develop goal-oriented programs of family involvement and community connections, and to meet Title 1 requirements for parent involvement. Check out our NNPS work by navigating to the link in the menu.


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Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education is a government administrative agency that oversees and supports education in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education provides official information and resources about Pre-K – 12 education in Ohio.

Please feel free to contact the individuals listed below for more information.

Heidi Orvosh-KamenskiHeidi Orvosh-Kamenski, Consultant
[email protected]
Phone: 419.747.4808
Ed KapelEd Kapel, Consultant
[email protected]
Phone: 419.747.4808