Parents Complete Expert Level CABE Training

Parents Complete Expert Level CABE Training

     The Mountain View School District was proud to celebrate the achievement of 12 parents who completed the Awareness, Mastery and Expert levels of the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Project 2INSPIRE Family Engagement and Leadership Development training. The parents, from Miramonte, Voorhis and Twin Lakes schools, were honored for completing the final, Expert Level program and will now serve as Expert Level CABE trainers for the District.     

     The 16 week expert level training encourages the development of leadership skills including outreach, facilitation skills and engaging diverse communities in a collaborative strategic planning process for providing children with quality teaching and learning at home, at school, and in the community.   Through their participation and preparation the parent leaders will now be able to facilitate trainings and workshops for other parents and families at schools within the District.

     Joining the Family Engagement Department. school principals and community liaisons to congratulate the program graduates were CABE Parent Specialists, Antoinette Hernandez and Imelda Martin, MVSD Superintendent, Lillian Maldonado French and Board Member, Cindy Wu who greatly appreciate the parents’ dedication and partnership with the District.

     “Thank you for your dedication and commitment to this program,” said Angelica Sifuentes Donoso, MVSD’s Director of Family Engagement and Extended Learning.  “We are very proud of your accomplishments and very impressed with your presentations today.  Your hard work in this program has allowed our District to build parent leadership capacity and we look forward to watching you lead other parents to support their children’s educational needs and learning.”

       The new expert trainers all agree that family engagement plays a key role in the academic, emotional and social development of students, and they are thankful MVSD offers so many informative programs and resources to equip parents to support their children on the road to academic and social success.

     “I really liked the training,” said Rosario Alcaraz, a parent of two students at Voorhis School.  “I have more trust in myself now because I have the knowledge to work with my children and help them reach their goals. I’m excited to be an Expert Level trainer and help other parents learn ways to support their children too.”

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