Family and Community

  • "Os professores são o coração do que fazemos," – “The teachers are the heart of what we do,” the principal said as she introduced us to the teachers. — Loryn Windwehen
  • All adults are teachers. — Melany Reeves Stowe
  • All parents want the very best for their kids. — Cara Heitz
  • Always express appreciation and gratitude towards those who made a difference in your life. — Lita Marie Timoteo
  • Because not everyone is coming from the same starting point, public education is compromised in its ability to deliver on the American dream. — Dan Cardinali
  • Children need positive adult role models, relationships, & guidance MORE than ever. — Rebecca Lynn Mieliwocki
  • Collaboration ensures that our children will be well prepared to become tomorrow's leaders. — Karen Morman
  • Educated parents mean educated children. — Liza McFadden
  • Families still matter. — Michael Levine
  • Family plays a huge role in the education of students. — Robert Becker
  • I believe the role of family and community in education is just as important as the role of the educator. — Kellie Blair Hardt
  • In a world replete with seductive technologies and more distractions than ever, the importance of the role of family and the community in education hasn’t been greater. — Scott McKim
  • In great learning environments, young people with adult and peer support are capable of amazing things that schools say they are not capable of or old enough to do. — Elliot Washor
  • Learning begins before a child enters the classroom. — Jeb Bush
  • My grandchildren are the best teachers I have ever had. — Sally Ann Zoll
  • Neither parents nor teachers can do it alone; together we are a formidable force. — Perea Brown-Blackmon
  • Never forget from whence you came. — Alvin Aureliano Davis
  • Not everything that can be counted matters and not everything that matters can be counted. — Gay Barnes
  • Our art is as complex as our nation. — Claudine K. Brown
  • Parent education is the key to the academic success of America’s children. — Katy Smith
  • Parents are a child’s first teacher. — Liza McFadden
  • Parents can and must help teachers in our work. — Julie Lima Boyle
  • Parents really really really really matter. So do grandparents... — Stephen Heppell
  • People First; Things Second — Alana Margeson
  • Perspective is an ultimate achievement. — Rick Melmer
  • Poverty does make a difference. — Dan Domenech
  • Prioritize what is important. — Brad Markhardt
  • Public education is a fundamental component to having healthy and thriving communities. — Dan Cardinali
  • Read to your children. — Kimberly Shearer
  • Sharing a book between parent and child levels all things. — Sally Ann Zoll
  • The most important variable in achieving and maintaining educational excellence is the way in which teachers, schools, and education are perceived. — David Bosso
  • Though they may not always appreciate the pressure at the time, change-minded education leaders gain much-needed leverage when the surrounding community is demanding “More, Faster!” — Kati Haycock
  • We desperately need to remind Americans that education is a shared responsibility. — Leslie Nicholas
  • When you give the gift of education to a child, you are also giving the gift to the child’s family, community, state and our entire nation – as a child’s future success is our future success. — Kristie Martorelli
  • With business and community support in our schools, children and their families can be most successful. — Luisa Palomo
  • Within the community lies the wisdom to solve its own problems. — Dan Cardinali
  • “A nation that expects to be ignorant and free, in the state of civilization, expects what never was and will never be.” — Rich Long