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Duke Ellington School of the Arts College Summit Richmond Campus Tour 2015

Families Reflect on the College Summit Tour Experience: “I learned more about what my child is seeking in a college. We talked, while walking, about what he learned at VCU and at University of Richmond and he articulated clearly his thoughts and feelings about the strengths/weaknesses of each for him. That will be helpful as […]

Meet Anita Drever, Flamboyan Director of Evaluation and Learning

Anita Drever is the Director of Evaluation and Learning at Flamboyan Foundation. In this role she provides strategic leadership to Flamboyan’s research initiatives and directs the implementation of the Family Engagement Partnership program evaluation. Anita reflects on her role after several month’s on the job: “I’m excited to be at Flamboyan because I believe deeply […]

The Value of Her Voice – How teacher input improves our work

Despite hearing how well APTT was working for her colleagues in the older grades, early childhood teacher Krystal English found herself facing confused and frustrated parents as she shared the recommended math and literacy skills at her own meeting. “At that moment, I went to Diana [our Flamboyan school coach], and I told her we […]

How Teacher Input Improves Our Work

Flamboyan Foundation is pleased to announce that the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) Consultancy Group has developed revisions to the suggested learning domains and activities for APTT for early childhood teachers in Family Engagement Partner (FEP) schools. These new materials will be available this fall! The ECE APTT Consultancy Group consists […]

Failing Grades – Progress Report

This template is an effective way to connect with families on specific areas of work a student needs to improve.  

Positive Grades – Progress Report

This template is an effective way to celebrate a student’s accomplishment.  

Meet Diana Suarez, Manager of Professional Development

December 2, 2013 09:37 AM
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    Diana Suarez is Manager of Professional Development at Flamboyan Foundation.  She writes and facilitates teacher trainings focused on improving family engagement at the school and classroom level.  Diana also serves as a coach to partner schools, and provides logistic and content support to leadership teams.  She provides expertise in structures and content that […]

Duke Ellington School of the Arts College Tours

November 27, 2013 09:46 AM
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On October 26, 2013 over ninety students, family members, faculty, and alumni from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts participated in the College Summit Family College Tour to Philadelphia.  The tour, supported by Flamboyan, was the first in a series of events designed to engage families in the college preparation process. Duke Ellington’s College […]

Meet Zakiya Reid, Director of School Partnerships

November 25, 2013 04:54 PM
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  Zakiya Reid is the Director of School Partnerships at Flamboyan Foundation. In this role she collaborates with the family engagement team to provide high-quality professional development, coaching and technical assistance to school-based personnel, while managing strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations to improve family engagement. The goal of her work is to transform the way […]

Meet Emily Schulman, Program Assistant

November 25, 2013 04:43 PM
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Emily Schulman is the Program Assistant at the Flamboyan Foundation. She provides administrative and coordination support to school partnerships and manages training and event logistics. Prior to this role, Emily worked through AmeriCorps as the Community Outreach Coordinator at DC SCORES, a nonprofit that provides after school programming for low-income youth in 42 D.C. public […]

Our New Family Engagement Trainers Will Inspire You

Flamboyan Foundation relationship building trainings are always met with resounding appreciation from partner schools and other teachers & school leaders with whom we work. What is our special secret? We have renowned experts front and center who deliver the trainings – teachers with experience in relationship building and parents who have benefited from it. Recently we held […]

A Conversation with Meghan Dunne, Kindergarten Teacher at Anne Beers Elementary School

May 8, 2013 02:40 PM
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What do you think are the most important and effective family engagement strategies you use?  I believe the most important family engagement strategy I use is my homework structure. I have a homework binder for each student that serves many different purposes. The cover of the binder provides key student data, goals for the unit […]

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