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Where do I sign up?
Fill out a flyer at your child's school and our team will contact you! If you have any questions about Parent Academy please contact your school's coordinator, see below.

General questions in English can be directed to the district's educational equity coordinator, Kevin Sheridan 
| 651-403-7046

Parent Academy Coordinators / Instructors

Lidia Miranda Carillo
| 651-403-7804

Xiomara Medina-Calderon,
| 651-403-8119

Ivonne Soriano,
| 651-403-7404
GoogleVoice: ‪651-705-6184

Friendly Hills
Mary Pirela,
| 651-403-7735

Two Rivers
Rodrigo  Sanchez
| 651-403-8153

What is Parent Academy?

Parent Academy is a free six-week course or targeted seminar for parents and caregivers of District 197. Parent Academy is designed to connect parents and caregivers to their child’s school, to post-secondary resources, and to other parents in the school community. Courses are offered in the evenings from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. and transportation, childcare, and dinner are provided free of charge!  All courses are taught and led by District staff members.

What will I do?

At Parent Academy we want to give you the tools to support your child’s education. During the classes we talk about how to navigate the school system and how to access the educational opportunities available for your children. 

Which Parent Academy course is the right fit for me?

We offer Parent Academy courses for elementary, middle, and high school parents in Spanish and English at the following locations from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

Elementary Courses

Middle School Courses

High School Courses