In the Field


Transformative Family Engagement in Action

Tools to Make Your Family Engagement more Transformative


Who’s Who in Your School
Help families know who to go to in their school community with this fun activity. It will help build strong relationships throughout the school year! Also available in Spanish.



Local Leadership in Family Engagement

At the local level, Schools of Excellence around the country are practicing transformative family engagement.

Local PTAs are working with their school communities to find ways to forge more meaningful home-school partnerships.

Using survey data and a roadmap of ideas, tools, and resources to develop an action plan, these schools are paving the way for every family to be a partner in their child’s education. Learn more.

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Meet the National PTA Family Engagement Fellows

The Center for Family Engagement selected four PTA leaders who learned about emerging trends and cutting-edge practices in family engagement, shared their knowledge and experience with local stakeholders to champion transformative family engagement and acted as ambassadors for family engagement throughout PTA.

Amy FoxAmy Fox is the mother of four public school children and serves as the Utah PTA National Standards Specialist, leveraging her two-time experience as Schools of Excellence lead to help PTAs across the state engage families using National PTA’s programs and resources. Through the fellowship, Amy is working to make research and best practices about transformative family engagement more understandable and actionable by local PTAs.

Heather LosneckHeather Losneck is the president of her child’s school PTA and served extensively as a leader of the Berea City School District PTA in Ohio. She has been working to expand her understanding of how school districts can support transformative family engagement, particularly in her local community where multiple school consolidations are taking place. Read more about Heather's work here.

Michelle MontemayorMichelle Montemayor is the president of her child’s high school PTA and a Texas PTA Field Service Representative and PRT Lead, in charge of four districts. As a Family Engagement Fellow, Michelle has been identifying ways to use transformative family engagement approaches to make PTA relevant to non-PTA members and stakeholders.

Tracie PottsTracie Potts is the Vice President of Administration for the Montgomery County PTA Council in Maryland and a proud parent of two public school children. She is a professional journalist and has been using the information she’s gained as a Fellow, to tell the story of how transformative family engagement can rally local PTA members around PTA’s mission to make every child’s potential a reality.