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

rachel.barnhart@mvesc.org
740-452-4518, ext. 1140

 

 

Rachel serves the schools listed below.

Crooksville Exempted Village Schools
East Muskingum Local Schools
Franklin Local Schools
Logan-Hocking Schools
Maysville Local Schools
Morgan Local Schools
New Lexington City Schools
Northern Local Schools
West Muskingum Local Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s work together to improve education.