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Page 5 - Describing High School Parental Involvement:
Voices from the Field

Linda Boswell-Bordelon

Linda Boswell-Bordelon
The Orchard Foundation
Alexandria, Louisiana

  • Address whole student & not departmentalize
  • Parents as partners with principal and teacher
  • Many parents do not have the skills of parenting
  • Parents intimidated by unwelcome school atmosphere
  • School should be open, warm, friendly
  • Be sensitive to parenting challenges


Voices From The Field

Zenna Nephew
Scott Elliff
Safisha Mance
Linda Boswell-Bordelon
Jeff Edmondson
Cris Gutierrez
Jason King
William Miles

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