What is a Parent Mentor?
A Parent Mentor is the parent of a child with a disability who is employed by a local educational service center to help school districts and families by providing training, support and information services.
The MVESC Parent Mentor program services include:
- Guiding families through the special education process and helping them understand their rights and responsibilities;
- Listening and providing support to families and educators on an individual basis;
- Providing information and resources to families and school personnel on education laws, district programs and services and community resources;
- Attending Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and other meetings at parent or staff request;
- Organizing and conducting information sessions or workshops based on the needs of families and professionals;
- Building collaborative partnerships among families, schools and communities to benefit students with disabilities.
Ohio Parent Mentor projects are funded through grants from the Ohio Department of Education. All Parent Mentor services are provided to families free of charge.
Contact our Parent Mentor, Rachel Barnhart
|740-452-4518, ext. 1140|
Rachel serves the schools listed below.
|Crooksville Exempted Village Schools|
|East Muskingum Local Schools|
|Franklin Local Schools|
|Maysville Local Schools|
|Morgan Local Schools|
|New Lexington City Schools|
|Northern Local Schools|
|Tri-Valley Local Schools|
|West Muskingum Local Schools|
|Zanesville City Schools|