Partnerships in Action

NH Connections is always looking to share innovative ideas and practices for family- school partnerships in special education. Please feel free to submit a brief summary of what you are doing (no matter how simple or large) and we’ll contact you for more information.


Lin-Wood Partners with Parents!

Nancy Bartlett, Special Education teacher at Lin-Wood High School and Lynn Murray, parent representative, have had a consistent and unwavering focus over the past year within the Lincoln-Woodstock Collaborative School District, to increase family engagement and parental involvement in post-secondary…

Jammie Bagnell 2

Marguerite’s Place has a Leader in Family Engagement

When it comes to understanding and working with the whole family to help a child, Jammie is truly a special teacher. Observing Jammie in her classroom you can easily see how she pays attention to the individual characteristics and needs…


Portsmouth Takes Family Engagement in Special Education District Wide!

Recently Jeanette Souther, Director of Pupil Services, hosted a second evening parent meeting in Portsmouth to promote family-school partnerships in special education. Parents attending represented four Portsmouth schools. The goals for the meeting included: helping to build a stronger parent-school…

Fall Mountain Team

Fall Mountain Engages Preschool Parents

The Fall Mountain Regional School District’s Administration and Early Childhood Team have made a difference in the lives of many preschool children within their communities by developing and supporting a rich, developmentally appropriate learning environment that truly engages parents and…

FEAT Team v2

Raymond’s Family Engagement Action Team

Raymond’s Family Engagement Action Team (FEAT) is a collaborative effort of the Raymond School District, families and the community. FEAT has accomplished a lot, including a comprehensive volunteer program with a dedicated coordinator. FEAT was an outgrowth of a need…

Terry Ohlson-Martin Family Voices, Project Director (l), Misty Martinez-Bohannon

Misty Martinez-Bohannon is a “Rock Star Parent”

On October 1, 2014 in Concord, the NH Department of Education and the Parent Information Center (PIC) co-sponsored the sixth annual Parent Involvement in Education Recognition Ceremony. This event celebrated the efforts of educators, parents, and family-school partnership teams from…


Para Educator Events Reflect the Appreciation of Families Across the State

A number of para-educator events have taken place around the state over the last month.  Two events that we learned about include the Dover Family School Alliance’s (DFSA) Second Annual Para Recognition Event and the Merrimack Special Education Parent Support Group’s (MSEP) first Para Educator…

Open House 1

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

On September 17, the North Hampton Family-School Connection held its first formal meeting for parents of children in special education. Assistant Principal Richard Boardman presented a “Who’s Who in Special Education” for North Hampton parents. A slide show highlighting the…


Summer Fun and Family Engagement for Milford Students

We all realize the importance of parent involvement in special education but how do you make that happen – especially during extended school year (ESY). Well this year Milford School District Special Education Director Johanna Johnson and her staff found…


SAU 20: Putting the Parent Involvement Survey into Action

When it came to the Parent Involvement Survey data Becky Hebert-Sweeny, the Special Services Co-Director of SAU 20 cautioned that she like the other Directors have very full schedules and not a great deal of time to devote to the…




Leave a Reply