F.A.C.E. Liaison Team FY23

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

F.A.C.E. 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.

Terrance Jordan

Terrance Jordan

Terrance Jordan
Director of School Leadership and F.A.C.E.
1900 W. Monroe


  • Academic Parent Teacher Partnerships -Matheny-Withrow, Addams and Harvard Park participate in Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT)  Teachers explain a child's growth/data to his or her family at scheduled meetings 4 times throughout the year.

  • Glossary of Educational Terms - An online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies for journalists, parents, and community members.

  • Parent Toolkit -This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.

  • Parent Internet Safety Tips -Parents, this site is here for you. All the tools, resources and information you need to keep your family safe online can be found here.

Family Engagement Principles

The information found in this section provides examples within District 186 that align with the Illinois State Board of Education Family Engagement Principles.

Family and Community Engagement Resources