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

Peggy Cormeny, Coordinator
1900 W. Monroe
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Family & Community Engagement 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." 

pictochart showing District 186 FACE informationF.A.C.E. Infographic

What F.A.C.E. looks like in District 186.

parĀ·ent [pair-uhnt, par-]

1. a father or a mother.
2. an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor.
3. a source, origin, or cause.
4. a protector or guardian.


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

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 


Peggy Cormeny
F.A.C.E. Coordinator

1900 W. Monroe

Our dream...

What might a family & community friendly school look like?

For schools and districts across the U.S., family engagement is rapidly shifting from a low-priority recommendation to an integral part of education reform efforts. Read more about the importance of jointly building home-school partnerships.