Windham Middle School (WMS) has announced that parent volunteer Kim Swart has been selected by the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to receive a 2019 Parental Involvement Recognition Award.
Ms Swart has been invited to attend the recognition ceremony at the North Lobby of the State Capitol building on Thursday, November 21 at 9:30 AM, where she will be introduced by WMS Principal Dr. Marcus Ware.
Dr. Ware, his leadership team and family liaison nominated Ms Swart on behalf of WMS where her son attends grade 8. Kim Swart has been actively involved with Windham Public Schools as a parent volunteer, Parent-Teacher Organization member and has served on the School Governance Council (SGC) at both Windham Center School and Windham Middle School. She is presently Chairman of the middle school’s SGC. Ms Swart was also actively involved with the Support Windham High School committee of parents and staff that worked to pass the Windham High School Renovation referendum project in November, 2017. She has also recently run for a seat on the Windham Board of Education, and frequently advocates for the school district before town meetings.
Nominations from across the state were reviewed based on parents’ active involvement in their child’s/children’s school and/or community; support of their local school and contributions to high-quality education for all children; evidence of their ability to make a difference in their local school and/or community; and dedication and advocacy to ensure equity for all parents and their children.
The ceremony in Hartford is timed to coincide with National Parental Involvement Day on November 21.