Saturday, March 1, 2008
POWWOW is featured in LMU EdVision Fall 2007 Issue
We missed this great FALL 07 issue of EdVision--an LMU School of Education publication where POWWOW received kudos--and our very own Crissina Johnson and Orville Wright Principal, Mr. Rochelle and other community team members were featured.
Read full issue here: http://soe.lmu.edu/AssetFactory.aspx?did=20933
After Crissina Johnson read the WASC report, which discussed the need for greater participation among parents of children in the area’s secondary schools, she decided to take action. Johnson, whose three children have attended Westchester schools, founded Parents of Westchester with Orville Wright (POWWOW) last May, and quickly built an email listserv of approximately 400 parents. “A lot of parents begin to distance themselves from involvement with their children at the secondary level, and I believe there is a direct correlation between parent involvement and student achievement,” says Johnson, who calls the community’s relationship with LMU an “awesome opportunity.”