The WEEAC along with consultants Bea Fernandez and Jeana Preston provided the Chula Vista Elementary School District with a series of workshops on parent and family engagement. This series includes three presentations, and each was recorded and available for view along with the accompanying resources for the videos.
Featuring Janet Renee Damon, Ed.S, MLIS
Janet R. Damon, Ed.S, MLIS is a librarian and literacy engagement specialist in a large urban district. Her work centers community building through literacy activism and trauma-sensitive literacy instruction using inclusive literature. She provides literacy workshops for educators and school leaders, ongoing professional development to teachers and librarians, and also provides presentations for parents, caregivers, and early childhood centers. Her practice is informed by more than twenty years of experience as a librarian, literacy interventionist, history teacher, and community organizer.
Janet is the recipient of the Rev. Dr. James Peters Humanitarian Award in 2022 and the Library Journal Mover and Shaker Award 2020. Her work has been featured in School Library Journal, American Library Association, American Libraries, and on Rocky Mountain PBS. You can learn more about her work at janetlibrarian.com.