What Does a Parent Mentor Do?

The Parent Mentor helps parents of children with disabilities navigate the special education system in partnership with school district personnel.

The Parent Mentor works to build a bridge joining administrators, teachers, staff, and families to help students succeed in school.

Some of the ways that the Parent Mentor supports parents and educators include:
• Providing workshops for parents, educators, and community members.
• Explaining the special education process to parents.
• Providing assistance with IEP meetings preparation/attendance.
• Helping parents to locate resources (community, regional, and statewide).

Please click on the "Parent Mentor Training" link in the lefthand panel for a list of scheduled trainings.

Mary Wyman
Parent Mentor
mwyman@sps186.org
217-525-3060