The Reeds Spring School District has hired Carrie Padilla as a Parent/Community Liaison. This is a newly created, part-time position, designed to increase parent and community involvement in grades K-6.
“I want every parent that wants to be a part of their child’s education to be able to do that,” Padilla said. “There are so many positive things that go on in the school district day-to-day that you are unaware of until you actually get in the buildings and see them.”
The idea for a parent/community liaison came from the district’s new strategic plan. Reeds Spring administrators collaborated with members of the community, parents, board members, the high school student body president, and staff members to set goals and develop a strategy to achieve them.
Before becoming a district employee, Padilla was instrumental in establishing the CEA parent groups in Reeds Spring Primary School and Reeds Spring Elementary School. Those programs now have more than 80 members. Padilla said she looks forward to creating opportunities for parents to be involved with the school district, even for those who don’t have much free time to volunteer.
“My door is always open,” Padilla said. “I’m open to ideas and suggestions.”
Padilla is a Reeds Spring graduate and now has a daughter who attends school in the district.
“I’m super excited,” Padilla said.