New Book Promotes Relationship Between Educators and Families

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Dr. Deborah M. Vereen designs educational paradigm centered on engagement fusion

Educators are increasingly burdened with the task of repairing broken segments within educational systems while simultaneously ensuring the academic success of all students. Their efforts could be aided by parents and families of students, but often some educators fail to initiate a meaningful relationship with a learner’s caregivers.

Dr. Vereen offers a framework for developing, nurturing and sustaining that relationship in “Repair the Broken Pieces: A System to Awaken Positive Relations Between the Family and Educational Provider Through Engagement Fusion.”

“Many parents have negative encounters with education personnel, leaving them to feel unwelcome or isolated,” Dr. Vereen said. “It became evident that I needed to develop an initiative that addresses the attitudes and perspectives of educators. This system was built with the intention of including families as educational partners throughout a child’s academic career.”

“Repair the Broken Pieces” links academic achievement with a positive relationship between educational practitioners and families. Dr. Vereen asserts the need for engagement fusion, which embeds acceptance, respect and affirmation into educational protocols. She uses over 35 years of education experience to present research-based strategies, designed to establish constructive relations.

“I loved the research of Dr. Sonia Nieto who focused on the levels of multicultural education as a continuum,” Dr. Vereen said. “I expand on her research by adapting it to family engagement and creating the process of engagement fusion.”

Dr. Deborah’s framework extends beyond the classroom to impact increased awareness of diversity and multiculturalism. Monocultural teaching routinely host poor relations with multicultural families. This experienced educator looks to reverse that trend by creating dynamic engagement between all parents, including those from diverse backgrounds, and their children’s educators.

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“Repair the Broken Pieces: A System to Awaken Positive Relations Between the Family and Educational Provider Through Engagement Fusion”
By Deborah M. Vereen, EdD
ISBN: 9781543445459 (hardcover) 9781543445442 (softcover) 9781543445466 (ebook)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris

About the Author
Dr. Deborah M. Vereen is the CEO of Families With Us, LLC, and has been an educator for more than 35 years. Dr. Vereen functioned as Principal and Adjunct Professor of Multicultural Education at the graduate level at two different universities. She also worked as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Assistant to the Superintendent of Family and Community Engagement and Volunteerism. Dr. Vereen received her basic education within the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at West Virginia Wesleyan College while her graduate and doctoral degrees were earned at Duquesne University, where she studied school administration and educational leadership. Dr. Vereen is an extremely proud mother of a precious daughter who is enrolled in middle school and is the constant source of her motivation and inspiration.

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