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Nancy Angevine-Sands, B.Ed, OCT

Nancy has worked as a family engagement specialist for over 10 years. In that role, she has designed and delivered training seminars for councils, Parent Involvement Committees, educators and staff; provided mediation for schools struggling to build partnerships; and partnered with Humber College in the development and facilitation of workshops for newcomer parents.

Nancy understands the numerous possibilities available to those looking to engage families in education. She believes that all parties can and should work towards building family capacity for engagement with the common aim of supporting student achievement.

In addition to Ontario training, Nancy has completed two professional development programs at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and trained with the National Network of Partnership Schools and Dr. Joyce Epstein (John’s Hopkins University).

 

Kim Southern-Paulsen

Kim is a coordinator at the inclusive education resource at Extend-A-Family Toronto. She has supported children and youth with disabilities to develop meaningful relationships and encourage participation in the community. She is also a parent and parent-advocate. Kim’s passion concerning education, advocacy, parental involvement and inclusion stems from shifts in her personal life. Kim works from a strength based approach and believes strongly in building positive relationships with the school community.