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Cathy Quinn has been involved in schools for most of her working life, as a teacher, principal, consultant and most importantly as a parent. After 10 years as a principal she choose to devote her time to bringing up three children through their critical teenage years. Over this time she conducted study and research in the topic “Parental Engagement in Schools” As a result she has developed specialized strategies based on the latest world-wide research in relation to parental engagement and in particular meeting the Australian Professional Standard for Principals –“Engaging and Working with the Community”. She discovered life from the other side of the Principal’s desk and realized that all parents want the best for their child but knowing how to do that, can be very confusing despite the large amount of information out there.
She has developed six basic strategies, which are aligned with requirements of both the teacher’s standards as well as the principal’s standard. She provides ongoing guidance in a “How To” format in conjunction with parents, teachers and principals.
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