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Parent Voice

  • Title:Parent Voice: Being in Tune With Your Kids and Their School
  • Author:Russell Quaglia, Kristine Fox, Deborah Young
  • Publication Date:October 2017
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781506360102
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Find your best voice to inspire your child to reach their aspirations.

With no single or right formula to teach, reassure, or help a child, no precise age gauge for first experiences, and blurry lines between clear, obvious, and gut decisions, how can a parent know what is best or right in the course of their child’s education?

Parent Voice applies thought, experience, and a developmental model for parents to follow that allows for differences in personalities, dispositions, and supporting players.

Real musings give real-life examples of parents positively influencing their child’s education

Reflection questions encourage engagement and application

Action items offer guides for each stage of a child’s development

Be the guide and advocate your child needs by finding your best parent voice.

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Author Bio

Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has been described by news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures. In addition to founding and leading the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Dr. Quaglia also founded and currently chairs the Aspirations Academies Trust, a sponsor of primary and secondary academies in England built upon his aspirations research. Most recently he has founded the Teacher Voice and Aspirations International Center, dedicated to amplifying the voice of teachers in order for them to realize their aspirations and reach their fullest potential. Dr. Quaglia earned his bachelor's degree at Assumption College, a masters degree in economics from Boston College, and master of education and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, specializing in the area of organizational theory and behavior. He has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in humanitarian services for his dedication to students. Dr. Quaglia's work has also led him to serve on several national and international committees, reflecting his passion for ensuring that students' and teacehers’ voices are always heard, honored, and acted upon.

Dr. Kristine Fox is a Senior Field Specialist/Research Associate for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. Dr. Fox received her doctorate from The University of Maine in Educational Leader, Ed.M from Harvard University and B.A. from The University of Michigan. She co-authored with Dr. Quaglia 8 Conditions that Make a Difference and has been published Educational Leadership, American School Board Journal, ASCD Express and Principal Magazine. For over a decade she has worked diligently with students, teachers, and administrators to incorporate student voice as a fundamental necessity in school improvement efforts. Dr. Fox has worked directly with all types of school districts including Toronto, Canada, urban districts in Ohio, rural districts in Alabama, Monterrey, Mexico, and several schools throughout England. As a qualitative researcher, she continually conducts focus groups with students and teachers to better understand the current status of voice in schools. Dr. Fox has a passion for working with teachers and administrators to improve the teaching and learning environment for all learners. Dr. Fox previously was a K-8 administrator and 6-12 teacher.

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