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Welcome to Parent and Family Engagement

Mrs. Karen Dawson
College of Coastal Georgia 
Bachelor of Business Administration
Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator
Jane Macon Middle School
201 McKenzie Drive
Brunswick, GA 31523
(912) 265-3337, Ext 4543
Parent Liaison/Family Engagement Support

The Parent Liaison/Family Engagement Coordinator role is a collaborative effort to increase the Academic Achievement of students and to encourage families to support schools and to lower existing barriers to parental/family participation. Parent and Family Engagement Coordinators work to establish two-way communication, positive relationships, and maintain a mutual understanding of family engagement between school, community, and the home. We also provide support to GCSS Title I, Part A schools by implementing policies and coordinating programs and events to build capacity for parental involvement/engagement and ensure compliance with federal Title I, Part A regulatory guidelines.


  • Assist parents with understanding Title I Part A, ESSA, school compacts, parent surveys, Parent Rights & Responsibilities, school improvement, and Flexible Learning Program
  • Creates opportunities to involve all parents and guardians in the education of their children
  • Develops and maintains a Parent Resource Center for families to receive information that includes educational opportunities and resources for home
  • Plan and coordinate academic-focused parent workshops