NAFSCE Presentation: Pursuing Systemic Change to Advance Family Engagement
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Pursuing Systemic Change to Advance Family Engagement

Original Event Date: March 21 & 22, 2018, National Family Engagement Summit

High-Impact family engagement is a core strategy for improving children’s development and increasing student achievement.  Parent engagement was a significant element in early childhood programs and the FSCE field has benefitted from their approaches.  Attendees to this session at the 2018 National Family Engagement Summit learned what the broader research now tells us about the impact family engagement has on development and learning, and heard about the movement to both build capacity for high-impact family engagement practices, and to elevate family engagement as a priority in the policy sector. 

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Featured Presenter: 


Keami Harris, Director of Capacity Building Programs, NAFSCE

Keami Harris is Director of Capacity Building Programs for NAFSCE. Prior to joining NAFSCE, Keami was Director of Programs and Affiliate Relations for the National Black Child Development Institute. There she was responsible for developing and managing programs focused on family engagement, literacy and early childhood development. Additionally, Keami provided support and oversight of a National Affiliate network working to improve the lives of Black children and their families through education and advocacy. Previously, she was an elementary school teacher with the Prince George’s County Public School system in Maryland, where she analyzed school assessment data, and setting yearly goals and objectives for school improvement. In other professional experience, she has held positions with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and served on the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, REL Mid-Atlantic board. Keami holds a Master of Education degree from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. She a native of Prince George’s County, MD and resides in a Washington, DC suburb with her husband and sons.

Contact Keami at (703) 739-1358 or

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