Principal Kafele to Headline Guilford Parent Academy Home-School Partnerships Summit

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For Immediate Release: June 16, 2017

Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Principal Kafele to Headline Guilford Parent Academy

Home-School Partnerships Summit


WHAT: As school leaders are closing out the school year and planning for a successful 2017-18 year, Guilford Parent Academy is hosting a Home-School Partnerships Summit. When families and educators join together, they build strong home-school partnerships, and those partnerships contribute to student success. At the summit, principals, teachers, parent leaders and community members will receive a “toolkit” that they can take back to their schools to implement partnerships that will truly help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Nationally renowned speaker Principal Baruti Kafele will be the keynote speaker, and many of the breakout sessions will be facilitated by principals who will share best practices and what’s working at their schools to engage families and increase student success.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Laughlin Professional Development Center, 7911 Summerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358

CONTACT: Lindsay Whitley, 336-669-2647

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at

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