Althia brings her wealth of knowledge from her experience as Project Manager for the Family Academy of Durham Public Schools (DPS). Althia was instrumental in co-creating the highly successful DPS Family Academy, a platform that connects families and educators to evidence-based resources supporting student success and school improvement. With over 30 years as a district administrator, Althia has held leadership roles in family and community engagement, human resources, risk management, alternative education, and community education. Her commitment to building effective partnerships and making positive differences in the lives of children aligns perfectly with our mission.
I love working with schools and families! I know how hard our schools work to educate students and I know how important it is to families that their children do well in school. At High Expectations, I have been blessed with a gift that provides me with an opportunity to talk about caring for others, sharing your heart, developing systems where we listen to understand and show support with our actions. I also have an opportunity to share real life examples, as an educator and parent, how research supports family-school partnerships, and how relationships can make or break student learning outcomes. Relationships really matter!