What is a Parent Liaison?


    A Parent Liaison is a person employed by Atlanta Public Schools, and is also a TJPES parent who is familiar with the challenges parents face.  Although this person is not a counselor, they work to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, support, and help they need to ensure their child’s academic and social success in school.  Parent Liaisons want to empower parents and make sure they that they understand what they can do to get involved, keep informed, and share information to ensure that their child does his or her best.


    How can the Parent Liaison Help me?

    Sometimes it may be uncomfortable for parents to share questions or concerns directly with their child’s teacher or the administration. The Parent Liaison can listen to your concerns and then work with you to make sure they are resolved. Good communication between home and school is important for your child’s success, and your Parent Liaison want to make sure that you understand what you can do to keep the lines of communication open.  The Parent Liaison provides you a private link and another connection to your child’s school.


    What kind of assistance can the Parent Liaison provide?

    A Parent Liaison can connect you with valuable resources available at your school and in The Atlanta Public School District.
    Your Parent Liaison can help you make connections with your school through:
    • Assisting with Parent/Teacher or Staff meetings
    • Arranging for an interpreter
    • Back to School Nights
    • Kindergarten Orientation Meeting
    • Helping parents find opportunities to volunteer

    Your Parent Liaison can connect you to important information regarding:

    • ESOL testing
    • Summer School
    • Special Education
    • After School Programs

    Your Parent Liaison can connect you to support and resources in the event of a crisis situation (emotional, physical, and financial):

    • Food and clothing
    • Housing
    • Illness and Family Deaths
    • Attendance/Tardiness
    • Substance/Physical Abuse
    • Divorce and Separation, Changing Family situations

    How can I contact the Parent Liaison at my school?

    •  Call Perkerson Elementary School at 404-802-3950.
    • E-mail me at 
    • Leave a message for me in my mailbox in the school office.