Hello and Welcome Sand Hill Elementary Parents, Guardians, Students and Family!My name is Nancy Pierdipino and I am the new full-time Family Engagement Specialist for Sand Hill Elementary School.I am excited to be here! It is an honor and a privilege to serve our students, our families and the community in this role.I am a graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's degree in Family Therapy.I have worked with families for many years in my role as a family therapist, both in private practice and in the school system.In 2019, my family and I relocated to Effingham county. We love living in the South and enjoy the warmer weather.My son is thriving in 5th grade and we are blessed to call Effingham county home!This is my first year in this role as a Family Engagement Specialist and I look forward to getting to know all of our students and their families.It is going to be an exciting new year with plenty to look forward to.My hope is that you get involved and join me, your students and this great school to make this an incredible year!Together we can accomplish anything!What is a Family Engagement Specialist?My job as a Family Engagement Specialist is to help bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get information,help and support they need to ensure their child’s academic success in school.How can the Family Engagement Specialist help me?My main role as the Family Engagement Specialist is to empower you - the parents, to become active participants in the education of your children.Often, parents feel uncomfortable about sharing their questions or concerns with the teachers or school administration.Good communication between home and school is such a vital part of your child’s academic success.I will listen to your concerns and then work with you to ensure that your situation, question or point of view is expressed and understood.I will support and help you find ways to resolve any issues that may be hindering your child’s success in school.As the Family Engagement Specialist, I want to make sure that you understand what you can do to get involved,stay informed, and help your child do his or her very best.What kind of assistance can the Family Engagement Specialist provide?
- Discuss some of the ways you can be more involved with school.
- Answer questions you may have about school rules and regulations.
- Help arrange meetings between you and your child's teachers or the school administration so that important information about your child is shared and understood.
- At your request, I can accompany you to conferences or other important meetings at the school to help clarify information about your child or home situation.
- Find out where to call or go to get special help or services for a child or your family.
Feel free to contact me by phone, email, or by coming to SHES!
I look forward to meeting you!
912 728-5112 ext. 2249
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm
"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." - Jane D. Hull
Last Modified on January 12, 2023