St Paul Public Schools －
between students, parents and school staff who are from diverse
cultural, ethnic and sociol-economic backgrounds to facilitate
home/school communication and assist in the resolution of
misunderstandings and conflicts.
-Meet with students to gather
information about needs/issues; organize and facilitate support groups
to address identified needs/issues; assist students experiencing a wide
variety of academic, social and/or emotional needs; serve as a role
model and mentor for these students; encourage good attendance and
promote high achievement.
-Serve on school teams/committees to
represent parents and/or students of color; represent the views of the
minority parent or student; explain the goals and objectives of the
school in culturally sensitive language.
-Support classroom teachers in interactions with culturally diverse students and their families. Assist the school social worker in working with families to address truancy and attendance problems. Assist
families in overcoming barriers to their attendance at parent - teacher
conferences; attend conferences to assist parents to communicate with
school staff as necessary.
-Serve as a member of the school site
council and the school operations team; articulate the school's mission;
document and follow-up on the concerns of parents. Recruit parents
to participate on the School Site Council and in the Parent Teachers
Association; promote participation by parents in other school events and
-Team with the principal to develop strategies to include families in the implementation of school behavior and social
skills programs. Review information gathered from meetings with
parents; make recommendations to school administration on how to make
the school a more inviting place, including recommendations on the
physical design of the school.
-Orient new families to the school and provide assistance to help them participate in the school. Work with students of color and monitor their academic progress, behavior and attendance.
contacts with businesses and/or community groups to promote support for
the school, attend community meetings to represent the school and to
learn about what is going on in the community; prepare reports for
school administration on how the school should respond to community
problems. Develop school communications, including information to
market the school to parents, the school calendar, a school
newsletter, communications about specific school events and related
-Work with school administrators and/or the volunteer coordinator to recruit, train, and schedule tutors and volunteers from diverse communities that mirror the school's student population. Work
with the principal to develop team-building and leadership
opportunities for students of color and facilitate leadership
development opportunities for culturally diverse families.
-Represent the school at district functions dealing with family and community involvement. Refer students and/or their families to appropriate social service agencies or community groups. Review student test information and make recommendations for student tutoring needs on the basis of that data. Research
grants available relating to meeting cultural needs; recommend pursuing
grants appropriate for school needs; assist with preparing grant
applications; recruit train and schedule volunteers to work with students of color and their families.
-Contribute to the District's inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming and respectful environment.