• Department of Exceptional Student Services
    Amy Ambrose, Parent Mentor
    aambrose@effingham.k12.ga.us
    912-754-2522 ext. 2430 
    Office days Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

     
     
    How can a Parent Mentor help me?
     

    A Parent Mentor can assist the student and his or her family by:

    • Informing families about the special education process.
    • Demystifying the evaluation, placement and Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
    • Ensuring that families of a student with a disability understand their rights and responsibilities.
    • Listening and supporting families or educators going through the Response to Intervention (RtI) or evaluation process.
    • Conducting workshops or outreach sessions on particular needs, issues or available resources.
    • Building bridges between the home and the school.
    • Building partnerships among families, schools and community organizations to generate multiple pathways for student success.
    • Assisting in the development of a grassroots advisory and Parent Mentor network that is responsive to the needs of the student.
    • Working with parents, teachers and school administrators to develop programs that will enhance parent/teacher collaboration.
Last Modified on September 3, 2020