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Meet RAUC’s New Family Partnership Coordinator!

Meet RAUC’s New Family Partnership Coordinator!
Posted on 09/10/2018
taranehHello families! My name is Taraneh Ahmadi and I am the Family Partnership Coordinator at RAUC. Beginning this year, all Upper Schools in Cambridge will have this role and I feel very fortunate that I get to work with our families. As your Family Partnership Coordinator, it will be my goal to assist the school administrators with strategies, activities, and overall efforts to strengthen the school partnerships with every RAUC family. A 2002 research study affirmed the positive and direct impact of family involvement on student success, regardless of race/ethnicity, class, or parents’ level of education. In essence, I am here to help the families get to know the school better and vice versa!

I plan to spend this first month of the school year learning everything I can about the ongoing initiatives and efforts the school has for families like the School Council, Family Engagement Team, Community Markets, the Backpack Program, etc. I am excited about all the new and wonderful events we hope to have families participate in this year. You will be hearing a lot from me via emails and phone calls. I look forward to meeting you, getting to know you and your stories, and hearing from you about how we can improve our efforts to make families feel more welcomed, included, and heard. I encourage you to call me, email me or better yet, come by the school and visit with me! My office is across from the main office, and I can be reached at tahmadi@cpsd.us and 617.349.4060 ext. 2041. For now, my office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9AM to 2:30PM) and Friday (9AM to 12:30PM). Stay tuned for a “Welcome Coffee” event happening soon!

Now a little about me: I live in Newton with my husband and 2 young kids. My background is in Health Policy and I love that I can still find very prominent connections between my work with families, children and schools, and their direct impact on public health. I speak 4 languages fluently, love watching Indian movies, and like to keep myself constantly informed and updated about current events. I look forward to a year filled with wonderful collaborations and getting to know the RAUC community better!