My name is Kara Pierce and I am the only Nationally Certificated Educational Advocate and Multi-Credentialed Teacher/Certificated Administrator serving the Central Valley. If you are looking for assistance and support regarding IEPs, Individualized 504 Plans, General Education, Bullying, Parent Education, Athletics, Suspensions/Expulsions, etc., R.E.A.C.H. can help.
Public education is more than the first twelve years your child spends in school, it’s the foundation for a lifetime of relationships. A child’s identity in an educational setting often dictates his/her perception of self, others, and the concept of lifelong learning. Every student has the right to feel respected while creating their blueprint for success, and confident students typically grow up to be happier adults, able to contribute more to their families, jobs and communities. Outside of personal determination, the most important pillar of a student’s success is family. If students and their families don’t feel heard, the regulations and specialized language of the education system can seem overwhelming.
Educational Advocates help focus attention where it belongs, on supporting and protecting students’ academic and behavioral needs, while building and growing positive relationships between schools and families. When choosing an Educational Advocate it is important to consider the advocate’s qualifications including: education, experience, and aptitude for encouraging new options to unresolved problems. Because academic challenges are often accompanied by behavioral issues, an Educational Advocate should also be able to suggest strategies designed to strengthen the supposition that today’s choices impact tomorrow’s outcomes.
The greatest public service education can provide is to connect the experiences of childhood with the opportunities of adulthood. Educational Advocates can reinforce this critical message by assessing and safeguarding the goals that assist students on their way to unlimited futures. It takes courage to ask for help; I would be honored to champion your student on his/her journey.
"I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether
I can unlock the door remains to be seen."
- Louisa May Alcott
Kara Pierce, M.A.
Phone: (559) 321-7530
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