Mrs. Connie Grier
Founder, The RESPECT Alliance
PHILADELPHIA, PA (USA) -- 27 March 2012 – Inspiring our children – our future – our bridge to the future – to excel academically and “want more, do more, and be more” has become one of the Millennium’s daunting challenges for educators, school administrators, parents, and school districts throughout the United States. Mrs. Connie Grier, an educator, school administrator, and Thought Leader, has launched The Respect Alliance (www.therespectalliance.org) -- an organization that moves parents and other key stakeholders into the education equation to create an environment that provides our children – our future – our bridge to the future – with rigorous academic training, well-honed analytical skills, a thirst for knowledge, and a strong desire to “want more, be more, and do more”. Heralded by many as a national model for educational leadership, The Respect Alliance creates a partnership between parents, educators, and school administrators – key stakeholders – for the purposes of supporting student achievement and academic excellence.
“Parents are essential educational partners who are necessary for student achievement. The RESPECT Alliance is moving the focus of parental involvement in education to one of direct parent-to-school relationships. We have individuals on board who each have over 15 years experience in the School District of Philadelphia along with ancillary partners who have worked with the School District of Philadelphia who are using their individual and collective expertise and experience to create a student-community-family collaboration. Some of the services that we offer which, by the way, are provided at no cost include professional development on educational issues – home supports for students, PSSA and other state mandated testing strategies, parents events in community locations throughout the tri-state area, and e-consultations,” remarked Mrs. Grier when reached for comment.
To learn more about The RESPECT Alliance, visit the organization’s website at www.therespectalliance.org or call (215) 605-8620.
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