Family-school partnerships are important for parents and school personnel to embrace as each plays a significant role in the growth, development and educational needs of children. A parent and PTA representative of her school, and program staff from a parent training and information center present on the necessary elements to build a parent-school partnership using a common sense approach and a PTA model of parent engagement. This session will include a replay of this presentation at the SPIN 2020 conference followed by a live question and answer session with Linee Reeves, Mia Wibberley, and Marissa Baptista.
Linee ReevesLeadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai'i - Education & Training Manager
Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai’i
Linee Reeves is the Education & Training Manager for Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawaii. She previously worked with the Developmental Disabilities population, has worked one on one with children with Autism and ADHD in a school setting, and is now advocating for Special Education and the importance of developmental screenings. Linee believes in empowering parents and families through learning their rights and the rights of their children and building sustainable relationships between schools, families, and community.
Mia Wibberley Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai`i’s (LDAH), School Readiness Project - Community Care WorkerMia WibberleyLeadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai`i’s (LDAH), School Readiness Project - Community Care Worker
Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai`i’
Mia Wibberley is a Community Care Worker for Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai`i’s (LDAH), School Readiness Project. She was born and raised on the east coast of Hawai`i Island. Mia went on to receive a BFA: Graphic Design from Central Washington University in 2012. Upon moving to Oahu, she spent the last seven years working with various non-profit organizations working with Hawai`i’s at-risk youth before joining LDAH in 2018. Mia is also the mother to a clever little boy named Brighton. While at LDAH, she became aware of early signs of a speech delay in Brighton at 16 months old. Mia sought out and established speech therapy for Brighton through early intervention services and specialized education with the Department of Education. She continues to advocate for his communication development and watch his growth.
Marissa Baptista Education Advocate; Central Oahu District Director for the Hawai’i State PTSA; President of the Red Hill ES PTSA UnitMarissa BaptistaEducation Advocate; Central Oahu District Director for the Hawai’i State PTSA; President of the Red Hill ES PTSA Unit
Marissa E. Ku’uipo Baptista is a kanaka maoli education advocate raised in the Washington DC area. Marissa is the newly elected Central Oahu District Director for the Hawai’i State PTSA and President of her local PTSA unit, Red Hill ES (for her youngest two kids). Marissa also serves as the Parent Co-Chair of the Central District Community Children’s Council working to represent the needs of HI parents of children with special needs and bringing services awareness to the community. In her spare time, Marissa likes to spend time relaxing at the beach with her 3 kids: Isabella (diagnosed with SLD/dyslexia in 3rd grade), TJ, and Karolina or finding new foodie faves around the island with her husband, Thomas.