About

I am the co-author, along with my partner and wife Dr. Su Amodeo of two workbooks ; “Reaching the Hardest to Involve Parents: Powerful Partnerships Under NCLB”,  and “Parent Involvement Action Packets for K-12 Schools

Publications for school administrator and teachers interested in making a difference with parent engagement in schools.

This is our personal blog and is dedicated to providing you the administrator, teacher and parent with our insights in making a difference in student achievement through simple to implement and Done for You activities. We strive to provide you with actionable information to make your work more efficient and effective.

This blog will focus on these topics and more generally about our observations about how parent engagement  relates to student achievement and schools in general.

Our passion is PK-12 Education.

Period.

Our goal is to create useful information and insights along with strategies  and information that you can quickly implement or grow your efforts.

This blog is for you, the reader.  Please let us know if we are achieving this goal.

Biography

Charles Amodeo, B.A. M.A. Ed.D., is a married father of four children and six grandchildren.  I guess you could say we are a family of educators. Three of our children are teachers and one more works in the technology field.

I served students as a  teacher and school administrator for 30 years.  I was responsible for implementing programs for students in NCLB funded schools in an urban district in upstate New York.

Along with my team, I helped to implement research based programs such as Reading Recovery, Study Skills across the Curriculum, and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Traveling widely  across 15 States from California to Florida, observing and teaching  and visiting schools considered to be examples of best practice programs.

My skills include  assisting  schools to reach their potential by examining school structures, data, and research leading to improved outcomes for students.  He has provided leadership in middle school reform by assisting two schools who subsequently received “Blue Ribbon” schools status by the U.S. Department of Education.

A former member of New York State School Support Team Network, he has been trained in a variety of facilitation skills to assist school groups in achieving their goals.  He developed and managed many grant-funded programs such as Title I, Magnet Schools, National Science Foundation and Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, to name just a few.

He has presented at state and national conferences on a variety of topics.  He currently teaches professional development courses on parent and community involvement and personal productivity programs. He has worked extensively with schools developing magnet school themes and programming.

Charles served as the vice-president of the Magnet Schools of New York and was the Executive Director of The National Association of Magnet School Development.  He has been a tireless advocate for Magnet schools for over 25 years. For the past 10 years he has traveled around the US teaching workshops and three-day seminars on the topic of parental involvement in schools.

Dr. Amodeo holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Education and Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership focusing on increasing parent and community involvement in schools.

Biography

 

Suomi Erin Amodeo, B.A., M.A., Ed.D., is an experienced educator, with a background in working with the most challenged urban population.  Serving as Director of Adult and Alternative Education, including incarcerated programs and also as Alternative Middle and High School principal,. She offers unique insights into the current condition of American education and its direction.

Heavily involved in the local community, she has served on many community boards, committees at the school district, community and college level and served on an advisory board to the Commissioner of Education in New York.

She has won awards and citation from the New York State Education Department, the US Army, Navy and Air Force for her educational programming in support of potential recruits.  She also received recognition from the US Secretary of Education for Innovative Vocational Programming in a local correctional facility.  For the past 10 years she has traveled around the US teaching workshops and three-day seminars on the topic of parental involvement in schools.

Dr. Amodeo holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Education and Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership focusing on increasing parent and community involvement in schools.

 

 

Contact Us

chuckamodeo@yahoo.com

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