Volunteer & Engagement

Engaged parents and community members are always welcome to volunteer with our schools! Learn more about our volunteer options across the district below.

To further two-way communication, each school has a designated parent liaison. The role of a parent liaison is to bridge the gap between families and schools by following-up with staff outreach and advocate for families. They also assist with how parents and community members can be involved within the district. The primary goals of a parent liaison are to assist with maintaining a welcoming climate, establish positive relationships with families and the community, and direct families to appropriate staff and resources.
Be sure to contact the Parent Liaison at your school to learn more

District Parental Involvement Specialist
Sherry L. Black-Farmer
216-230-2621 Ext. 3107

High School Culture Coach/Building Liaison
Bernard Russ
216-230-2621 Ext. 3201

Middle School Culture Coach/Building Liaison
William Lowe
216-230-2943 Ext. 4209

Elementary School Culture Coach/Building Liaison
Stacie Shaw
216-230-2468 Ext. 2571

Parent Teacher Organization 
WHCSD is striving to embrace parent engagement. We are dedicated to building and nurturing a partnership between families of the district and community stakeholders to promote district-wide growth. According to research, parent engagement is a key factor for scholars’ success. Families are provided opportunities to both gather and share information of their scholar’s academic and social performance by attending open houses, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings, workshops and participating in focus groups which create the platform for two-way communication. In addition, they are provided with curriculum-related activities lead by the district to strengthen scholar achievement. 

Become a Surrogate Parent!
Parents of children with disabilities have the right to help shape and monitor their child’s special education services. When scholars don’t have their own parents or legal guardian to represent them, due to parent scheduling conflicts or other situations, WHCSD must appoint a surrogate parent for representation. Learn more here: Surrogate Parent flyer.pdf
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