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Parent Liaison

What is a Parent Liaison?

A Parent Liaison is a person who works to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, help and support they need to ensure their child's academic and social success in school.

Why is a Parent Liaison Important?

Often, parents feel uncomfortable about sharing their questions or concerns with the teacher or school administration. Because good communication between home and school is such a vital part of your child's academic success, the parent liaison will listen to concerns and then work to assure that your situation, questions or point of view be expressly understood. Additionally they can help and support you if you need to find ways to resolve any issues that may be hindering your child's success in school. Parent Liaisons want to be sure that you understand what you can do to get involved, keep informed, share information and help your child do his or her best.


How Do Districts Use Parent Liaison?

Parent Liaisons deliver trainings and hold meetings to train and inform parents of current trends in the educational setting. Parent liaisons may provide a personal tour of the school and explain programs and resources available to you and your child.  One does not have to be a new parent to get a school tour.  Parent liaisons may discuss ways to become more involved with the school and answer questions you may have regarding rules and regulations of the school or district.


What is FDLRS’s Role?

Our role is to help schools and districts  develop family-friendly programs and services. Information to families about exceptional student education is another function of the FDLRS as well as promoting partnerships between schools and families to support student achievement. 


Alachua County


Dr. Barbara Henry


Alachua County Schools

PreK ESE Housed at Metcalfe

1250 NE 18th Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32609


Citrus County

Marianne Bryant

Citrus County Schools

Citrus ESE Department
1007 W. Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450



Dixie County

Marilyn Philmon

Dixie County School District

Old Town Education Center
823 SE 349 Highway
Old Town, FL 32680






Gilchrist County

Mandy Nessmith

Gilchrist County School District

Special Programs

District ESE Office
310 NW 11th Avenue
Trenton, FL 32693



Levy County

Paige Halberstadt



Levy County Public Schools

480 Marshburn Drive
Bronson, FL 32621




Marion County

Kathy Ruiz

Lead Resource Compliance Specialist

Marion County Public Schools

ESE Department
1517 SE 30th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471


352-671-6832 Ext. 55730