Tips and strategies to strengthen the connection between home and school. Successful family partnerships are essential to promote student growth and learning.

Partner With Us

Collaboration between WJCC and community partners maximizes resources, creates learning opportunities and supports academic achievement. Learn how your organization can contribute.


Resources to help teachers and administrators integrate strategies to build trusting relationships, promote engagement and collaboration with students and families.

Family Academy

Offers families information and resources to promote student success, encourage meaningful involvement and partnership. Sessions are designed explicitly for parents and caring adults.

Felicia Highland, Ed.D.
Felicia Highland, Ed.D.Coordinator of Equity and Engagement
Phone: (757) 603-6541


Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC) is committed to developing meaningful, collaborative partnerships with families and the broader community.

Our vision is to support a culture where every family is a full partner in student learning and development. The Office of Public Relations and Engagement outlines and coordinates successful relationships between the schools, families and the community. Our focus is to enhance strategies that support active involvement, open communication and produce an increase in student learning.



Collective values, beliefs and attitudes that communicate our commitment to effective family partnerships.

Build Relationships & Effective Communication

Interactions are purposeful and designed to promote trust. Communication is meaningful to support student learning.

Build Capacity

Empower schools and families to advocate for students’ academic and social development.

Shared Decision Making

Schools, families, and the community work cooperatively on school procedures, improvement and programing.

Community Partnerships

Partnerships expand resources, influence student learning and establish a supportive learning environment.

Our Partners