Family Engagement Framework Workgroup

The 2020 Legislature directed OSPI and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) to convene a workgroup to identify a family engagement framework for early learning through high school. The workgroup must review family engagement policies and practices in Washington and in other states, with a focus on identifying best practices that can be adopted throughout Washington. The workgroup includes family members with a variety of experiences and perspectives from around the state as well as appointed representatives.

By July, 2021, the Workgroup must report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature.

Authorizing Legislation

Sec. 501(3)(j) of SB 6186 (HB 2631)

Family Engagement Framework Workgroup Report

Past Meetings


June 22, 2021


May 25, 2021


April 27, 2021


March 24, 2021


February 23, 2021 - Cancelled


January 26, 2021



December 2, 2020


October 27, 2020


September 29, 2020



Name Organization
April Messenger Parent - Experience in Early Education
Carolynn Perkins Washington State School Directors' Association
Carrie Basas Office of the Education Ombuds
Dr. Ann Ishimaru Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Denita Holmes Parent - Tribal Representative
Jan Brown School Board of Education
Jen Cole Parent- Experience in Special Education
Julieta Altamirano-Crosby Ph.D. Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee Designee
Kurt Hatch Association of Washington State Principals
Laura Darland Parent - Experience in Foster Care
Jeremiah Donier Parent - Experience in High School
Megan Pirie Parent - Experience in Middle School
Michael Finley Washington Education Association - teacher
Michelle Sorensen Washington Education Association - Social Worker
Norma Purdom Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Hodan Mohamed Parent - Experience in English Language Learners
Scarlet Wilson Parent- Experience in Elementary School
Shanna McBride Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Will Hausa Commission on African American Affairs
Penelope Mena Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
TBD Governors Office on Indian Affairs
Michelle Rolen Washington State Counselors Association
Cherry Holmes Washington State Parent Teacher Association

Co-Chairs: Cherry Holmes and Megan Pirie