School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros joined parents, students, teachers, and community leaders last week at La Comunidad Inc.in Everett Square for Office Hours, where he introduced the new Everett Public Schools Superintendent Priya Tahiliani to the community. Mr. Almeida-Barros launched Office Hours last year to listen to and assist parents and students with concerns and suggestions outside of school hours.
“We are delighted to see Marcony back at La Comunidad and to welcome Superintendent Tahiliani.” Antonio Amaya, executive director of La Comunidad said. “By having the new Superintendent coming to meet directly with the community already shows her commitment to full community participation and parent engagement in our schools.”
During the event, participants shared suggestions on how to improve school programs. Parent engagement in the school’s Special Education and English Language Learners Programs was part of the discuss, and both the new superintendent and school committeeman listened and took notes.
“This is only the first of my many visits. Parent’s engagement is one of my top priorities,” said Ms. Tahiliani.