August 8, 2022

    My name is Ms. Suzanne Murphy and I want to take a moment to welcome you back to school for the 2022-2023 school year! 

    What is a Family & Community Specialist?

    Family and Community Specialists (FCS) are liaisons for families and schools. We help bridge the gap between home and school while developing community partners for our scholars and families. FCS also collaborates with school staff for home visits and other support services as needed. We assist with Family Engagement events and activities, parent/guardian, and student concerns, and help ensure our schools have a welcome environment. FCS encourages daily attendance for scholars to increase academic success. Our ultimate vision is full intellectual potential to give our scholars opportunities and choices. We believe in leveraging the identities of our families and seeing them from their strengths and needs, valuing and honoring families and integrating home school partnerships in achieving our educational outcomes.

    Parents and guardians are encouraged to volunteer and participate in school activities such as, PTO, schoolyard monitor, breakfast or lunch monitor, classroom assistance, or assisting on a field trip.  This year we are hoping to make it easier for parents to volunteer and get involved.  ALL PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND BE APPROVED BY THE OFFICE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES BEFORE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO ASSIST.  The approval process takes approximately 2-3 weeks for completion and upon approval and is effective for 2 years.

    If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me during school hours at (314) 361-0432.  I look forward to working with you this school year. 


    Suzanne Murphy Ed.D/Family and Community Specialist/Washington Montessori