Parent Teacher Home Visits

  • HV The WCSD Parent Teacher Home Visit Program is based on the nationally recognized and research-based program modeled from Sacramento and supported in WCSD through Title I funding.

    The success of Parent Teacher Home Visits relies on training school teachers and staff to develop meaningful relationships with the families of their students. These relational home visits have been shown to improve attendance, graduation rates and student success through multiple evaluation studies. Teachers and families make stronger connections in order to support student success, and create an opportunity for better home-school communication.
    The Parent Teacher Home Visit Program helps teachers and families move beyond assumptions and blame to come together as equal partners.  These transformative relationships are built on trust where both parties feel comfortable sharing dreams, expectation, experiences and resources. Our educators and families are collaborating together as equal, trusting partners.

    Parent Teacher Bridge Visits: Parent Teacher Bridge Visits replaces the in-person two visit model of Parent Teacher Home Visitsto keep families and staff connected during COVID-19. Bridge Visits give families and school staff the opportunity to build meaningful relationships virtually during physical distancing.

2019-2020 Home Visit Awards

  • Congratulations to the amazing staff at these schools for continuing to build bridges between our families and schools!

    • Rita Cannan Elementary School - Home Visit School of The Year
    • Lemmon Valley Elementary School - Most Participating Staff Award
    • Desert Skies Middle School - Most Home Visits Award 

    Every year we recognize home visit champions for going above and beyond and visiting 20+ students in a single school year.  Due to the pandemic, we had to suspend home visits at the start of spring break.  Luckily, we were still able to recongize teachers, counselors, deans, and FACE Liaisons for going on 17+ home visits.

    • Dena Bodecker
    • Sara Casacca
    • Valerie Connors
    • Jennifer Elicegui
    • Calen Evans
    • Laurie Henderson
    • Rebecca Jackson
    • Tomoko Keilholtz
    • Josefina Martinez
    • Kelly Mitchell
    • Tara O'Brien
    • Rachael Overstreet
    • Corinne Paiva
    • Nestor Ramirez Morales
    • Skylar Nance
    • Tyler Post
    • Shaughn Richardson
    • Isabel Rodriguez Serena
    • Lizett Torres
    • Regina Valencia
    • Wendy Vesser
    • Laura Wilson

    We appreciate these individuals for being home visit champions in our school district. 


What staff and families think of PTHV

  • Dilworth Middle School student states "I've never felt so important before"
    Arch Ruth, principal of Alice Smith Elementary states, “Parent Teacher Home Visits breathed new life into my school. I am intrigued about how this is changing me, changing our teachers and building relationships with the families of our children!” 

    Alice Maxwell parent states, “Once we had the Parent Teacher Home Visit, the teacher, my children and I all got on the same page. Home is where everything starts.

Schools/ Evaluations

PTHV Staff Page

  • Parent Testimony CSMS

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