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Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.)

Terrance Jordan, Coordinator
1900 W. Monroe
Springfield, Illinois 62704
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District Mission and Family & Community Engagement (FACE)
Our District 186 Mission
The District, in collaboration with families and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes to empower them to be responsible life-long learners and citizens in an ever-changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations, strives to meet individual needs, and values diversity.
District 186 Vision: Empowering Students, Families and Communities to Pursue Excellence
FACE Definition: Springfield Public School District defines Family and Community Engagement as school, family & community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.

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FACE Connection Newsletter

This FACE Connection newsletter highlights topics families, schools, and communities can use to successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.



definition of parent
District 186 Shared F.A.C.E. Beliefs

In order to support all students' achievement, we believe:
All Parents Have Dreams for Their Children and Want the Best for Them
All Parents Have the Capacity to Support Their Children’s Learning
Parents and School Staff Should Be Equal Partners
The Responsibility for Building Partnerships Between School and Home Rests Primarily with School Staff, Especially School Leaders

'Beyond the Bake Sale' by Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies

Terrance Jordan
Director of School Leadership and F.A.C.E.

1900 W. Monroe

Our dream...

The Dual Capacity 2.0

Based on existing research and best practices, the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (Version 2) is designed to support the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. It is not a blueprint for engagement initiatives, which must be designed to fit the particular contexts in which they are carried out. Instead, the Framework should be seen as a compass, laying out the goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward effective family engagement efforts that are linked to student achievement and school improvement.


What might a family & community friendly school look like?

Family Engagement VS Parent Involvement

Two videos from a parnet and a teacher sharing their view on family engagement. 

Cecile Carroll at TEDxWellsStreetED

Jessica Solano, Teacher