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Erin Derr,
SPAC Regional Coordinator

Lorinda Hess, Director, Continuing Education

Carrie Fusco, Secretary
1-800-942-8035 x1244

Please feel free to contact us by email: or
if you have any questions or concerns.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) created the Title I State Parent Advisory Council (SPAC) in 1990. SPAC includes parents of children participating in Title I. The purpose of this council is to share ideas with the Division of Federal Programs about involving Title I parents to increase student achievement. SPAC parents advise PDE on many aspects of Parent and Family Engagement-from working with children at home to developing partnerships among parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders to create effective and engaging parent involvement programs.

SPAC Has Three Main Goals:

 • To distribute information and share ideas that will increase parent participation in Title I programs.

 • To identify successful parent involvement programs that can become models for schools with limited parent involvement.

 • To give parents the skills and knowledge to become advocates for Title I children.

SPAC accomplishes these goals through these major activities:

 • An annual Title I parent training conference.

 • A statewide parent resource center.

 • Visits to Title I schools that request assistance in increasing parent involvement. The Title I State Parent Advisory Council is funded by Title I. Please use the form below to request a technical assistance visit.

Technical Assistance Request Form (PDF)

SPAC Brochure (PDF)

 • Administration Funds by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs through contract with Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV.

SPAC Members Presenting at Natinal Title I Conference in Missouri

SPAC members going to national conference

From left to right: Jeannie Pavlack-Sage, SPAC Member, Erin Derr, PDE, and Bonnita Allen, PIE

SPAC is Proud to announce that three of our SPAC Family members have been selected to present Strengthening Parent and Family Engagement Statewide: Pennsylvania's Multi-Tiered Approach. at the upcoming National Title I Conference in Kanas City, MO on February 1, 2019.

This interactive workshop will illustrate how the Pennsylvania Title I State Parent Advisory Council (SPAC), supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, developed and accomplished innovative projects designed to increase student achievement by strengthening Parent and Family Engagement. Participants will learn about the process and challenges included in a statewide vision, and will come away with an understanding of how to implement Parent and Family Engagement focused services in their schools, districts and states.

2018 SPAC Member Directory
Click here for the SPAC Member Directory

SPAC Skits are now online!
There are now captions in the ESL videos. When you play the video, you'll

see an option for CC in the player control bar at the bottom of the video.
It'll allow you to select English or Spanish.

The new SPAC skits have been uploaded to the eLibrary. To access:

If you have an existing Eduplanet21 account:

Login at:
 • Once logged in, you can execute a membership to gain access to the
eLibrary. (field in top-right of page)
 • Membership Code: spacskits

To create a new Eduplanet21 account:

 • Go to:
 • Click on "Create and Account"
 • Enter in your email address
 • Enter the Membership Code: spacskits
 • You'll receive an email. Click the Activate link.
 • This will walk you through the process of setting up your account.

Once you're logged into Eduplanet21, you can access the eLibrary on the Home
page or from the My Content Menu and selecting My eLibraries.


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