The NYC Parent Academy is dedicated to supporting student achievement by creating and enhancing partnerships within school communities and strengthening parent involvement. The Academy can provide school communities with the training and resources they need to support their families and to help parents become informed and involved partners in the educational lives of their children.The Academy was created as a partnership between the New York City Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn. Here is some information about the Parent Academy leaders: Varleton McDonald (Mac), DOE Senior Project Director As FACE’s Senior Project Director of the Parent Academy, Mac is responsible for overseeing operations and working as a liaison between the LIU project staff and the Department of Education.
Kathleen Feeley, LIU Curriculum Developer Kathleen M. Feeley, PhD, BCBA is an Associate Professor at LIU Post and the founding Director of the Center for Community Inclusion. Dr. Feeley began her career in the New