The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is dedicated to boldly transforming traditional education by fostering partnerships and providing guidance-based solutions that engage families, schools, communities and businesses to support and affect excellence in public education. The office supports the belief and vision that:
The FACE Place at CTC@Hull welcomes all families and educators, providing resources and professional development to strengthen ties between home and school, families and teachers, and schools with the communities they serve.
“A healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment enables students, adults, and even the school as a system to learn in powerful ways. Such an environment promotes innovation, inquiry, and risk taking. Moreover, such an environment reinforces and enhances the leadership capacity in the school because competent, excellent, and dedicated educators want to work under such conditions.”
– William H. Parrett, Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations–something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”
– Katherine Patterson, Author Bridge to Teribithia and The Great Gilly HopkinsAs an individual
“If we are going to help our students thrive, we have to move past “the way we have always done it,” and create better learning experiences for our students than we had ourselves. This does not mean replacing everything we do, but we must being willing to look with fresh eyes at what we do and ask, “Is there a better way?”
― George Couros, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
“The Profile of a Virginia Graduate describes the knowledge, skills, experiences and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college and/or the work force and to be ‘life ready’ in an economy and a world characterized by rapid change. “
-Virginia Department of Education A Profile of A Virginia Graduate
The Parent Teacher Resource Center maintains a lending library of current educational and parenting resources for Chesterfield County residents. Use the K-12 Interactive Search box to look for materials on our Online Catalog.