Julianne Lee

By Nancy Angevine-Sands

Nancy Angevine-Sands is a passionate advocate for deeper engagement in our schools. It’s much more than Parent Engagement. It’s about engaging the entire family! And it’s about Nancy’s ongoing exploration of “Why Family Engagement Matters.”

In this episode, Nancy speaks with Julianne Lee, co-chair of a School Council in the Toronto District School Board. Julianne, her co-chair and Principal are beginning a journey that they hope will shift the Council focus from fundraising to authentic family engagement. The school has an active council, but this is a plan that can be implemented in any school, anywhere. It requires building trust and relationships, as well as listening to family needs and ideas.