Family School Specialist

Lisa Stander

The primary function of this position is to be the bridge between school and home. The family/school specialist's purpose is to promote the maximum development of all students by prevention/alleviation of problems that interfere with the tasks of learning. At Avery's Creek Elementary School, students are served to help them achieve educational excellence. Also,the specialist intervenes with the social environment in which children function, particularly, their home and community. This work seems to remove the barriers that impede learning for our children. The specialist works as an advocate for all students and creates a situation where the student meets with success. Even at the elementary level, we work to prevent children from dropping out of school. The specialist works with individual students, small groups of students, families and teachers by providing support and resolving problems of school adjustment and attendance.