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CMSD's Tracy Hill selected for White House symposium on family engagement

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CMSD’s Tracy Hill is ready to put in a little FACE time at The White House this week.

The District’s executive director of Family And Community Engagement (FACE) was selected by the White House Domestic Policy Council to take part in a panel discussion with other education leaders Thursday morning.

Hill, already lauded in the last school year in both an Education Week magazine piece and online story for her leadership of the groundbreaking Cleveland family outreach program, said she was looking forward to telling the CMSD story in another venue and also hearing about other strategies from around the country.

According to a news release, the White House Symposium on Transformative Family Engagement (You can read the agenda and more here) will feature a “distinguished group of philanthropic partners with administration officials, family engagement leaders and field experts to expand the conversation about family engagement as a major contributor to children’s school
readiness and success.”

Hill is slated to speak on the second panel of the day, Transformative Family Engagement in Action scheduled from 11:20am – 12:40pm. The moderator for the discussion is Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner from MomsRising and Hill will share panel space with Libby Doggett, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Early Learning.

The one-day symposium is being hosted by Roberto Rodríguez, deputy assistant to the President for Education and Carla D. Thompson, vice president for Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a Michigan-based philanthropic organization.