Show Notes

In this episode, Jenny and special guest Cathy Dotson explore the art of fostering family engagement in schools. With a focus on building a two-way bridge of communication, they explore innovative strategies to ensure parents are actively involved in their children’s education. 

As an experienced elementary principal, Cathy shares the power and secrets of genuine care. Dive into the conversation as they navigate the delicate terrain of handling difficult parents, offering practical solutions that even include the power of apologies and fresh starts. 

The episode unveils the importance of effective communication, delving into the realm of creative communication means in an effort to reach every family.

Tune in to discover transformative insights that promise to redefine the dynamics between schools, parents, and students for a brighter educational landscape.

About Our Guest

Cathy Dotson

Cathy is a dedicated professional with a remarkable 31-year career in full-time Christian service, primarily as a teacher and principal. Currently serving as the elementary principal at Wilmington Christian Academy in Wilmington, NC, Cathy’s educational journey is marked by her unwavering commitment to Christian education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in educational leadership, and an Ed.D. in instructional leadership, a testament to her academic and professional accomplishments. 

Cathy’s fervor for Christian education, coupled with her wealth of experience and wisdom, is truly infectious. She remains an active speaker on a diverse range of topics, consistently spreading her passion for Christian education and positively influencing those she encounters.

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