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Parent Mentor Program

Parent Mentor Program
 
Office: R.B. Chamberlin Middle School, 10270 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087

Parent Mentor Phone:  330-486-2289  
Parent Mentor:  Tisha Eisenhuth
Email:  teisenhuth@twinsburgcsd.org

The Ohio Parent Mentor Project was started in 1990. Parent Mentors are found in schools all across the state and have one very important thing in common - they are all parents of children with disabilities and have first hand experience with their own school districts and communities. Promoting partnerships between parents and educators is the common goal of every Parent Mentor Project. In their dual role as consultant and parent, mentors work to encourage continuous, positive communication between parents and educators.
(Parent Mentors work during the school calendar year)

What is the job of a Parent Mentor?

Guides & Supports
A Parent Mentor can help translate special education policies and procedures into understandable language for families and guide them through the special education process upon request.  This includes assessment, evaluation, and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The Parent Mentor also serves as a "listening ear" for parents and staff and if problems do arise, works to resolve differences through consultation and conflict resolution while maintaining a positive, collaborative focus on the student.  Assistance is  free of charge to families, as the Ohio Department of Education provides the funds for Parent Mentor projects.
 


 
Promotes Educational & Community Partnerships
The Parent Mentor works with school administration and teachers to collaborate, discuss and plan for special education services/programs, as well as team up with community organizations and agencies to help provide opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in recreational and social activities. 

 

Upcoming Trainings & Events

 

Check back throughout the 2019-2020 school year for parent training opportunities and student events.

SST8 Parent Access Colaborative(PAC)  September 25, 2019, 9:30-1:30

Mental Health and Child Guidance and Family Solutions (mental health challenges in  school-age children, such as trauma,    anxiety, and depression). Free lunch is included. 

Summit County ESC: 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, 44221   Please RSVP at SST8.org

Fall Art for All Festival:  2019 Theme "Creating Community Spirit"Saturday, October 12, 1-3pm.  Sponsored by Twinsburg Parks and Recreation, Parent Mentors of Twinsburg, Hudson, and Nordonia, and KSU Regional Academic Center.  Crafts and activities for students K-6, all are welcome. 

Twinsburg Community Center (behind R.B. Chamberlin Middle School, next to the waterpark).

 

SST8 Parent Access  Collaborative (PAC) Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9:30-1:30

Post-Secondardy options with Kent State University's Career and Community Studies, Bowling Green State University's Clark Inclusive Scholars Program, and Stark State College. Also learn more about OCALI, its mission to inspire change and promote access, and the many resources and tools available for families. Free lunch included.

Summit County ESC: 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, 44221    RSVP at SST8.org

The State Support Team Region 8 (SST8) is an agency extension of the Ohio Department of Education offering regional services provided for Summit, Medina and Portage Counties.  For more information, visit www.sst8.org

ESC of Northeast Ohio  The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio provides individualized support for area school districts through city/county services; fiscal management; contract services; direct program services; consortium and cooperatives; and interagency programs across many fields of education.    http://www.esc-cc.org
 
 
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Family Support

Providing assistance and support to families of children and youth with disabilities is an essential element of the work of the Parent Mentor.  Research has shown when families are involved in their child's education, students are more successful. The Parent Mentor offers educational resources and opportunities throughout the school year for families so they can become active participants in their child's educational career.  Listed below are just a few family resources.  Further information on disabilities, special education laws/regulations, and other issues of concern to parents are available. 
Family Support Links

Agency Information/Links

 The Parent Mentor offers educational resources and opportunities throughout the school year for families so they can become active participants in their child's educational career. Further information on disabilities, special education laws/regulations and other issues of concern to parents are always available by contacting me.
Agency Information Links
Contact Us   |   11136 Ravenna Road   |   Twinsburg, OH 44087   |   Phone: 330.486.2000   |   Fax: 330.425.7216
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11136 Ravenna Road | Twinsburg, OH 44087 | Phone: 330.486.2000 | Fax: 330.425.7216
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