Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free Parent Workshops Offered by the Quaker Valley School District

Beginning on Wednesday, October 16, the Quaker Valley School District will be hosting a series of free parent workshops. The program will run from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Quaker Valley Middle School. For those interested in dining beforehand, a free dinner will be available from 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria and childcare will be offered in the gymnasium during the parent program.

This first workshop in the series is entitled, “Parenting Re-Imagined: Excellence Begins at Home!”, and will be facilitated by Dr. Don Sheffield, an author and educator. Through the workshop, Dr. Sheffield intends to shed light on strategies for improving academic success, assisting parents in understanding successful behaviors,  and helping them to enhance parent-child interactions for optimal academic and personal development.

Dr. Sheffield is passionate about helping parents manage the academic development of their children. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Geneva College, his master’s in education from Slippery Rock University and his doctorate in higher education from Penn State University. Prior to retirement in 2002, Dr. Sheffield spent 26 years in higher education at Pennsylvania State University. Now he serves as an adjunct professor for the Penn State Beaver campus.

To attend the program, you can RSVP online by clicking here or by contacting Stefanie McKissic at 412-749-3616 or

Following workshops on similar topics will be held on Wednesday, January 29 and Wednesday, March 26.

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