New Family Engagement Coordinator

Stacey  Langknecht was hired this year for the newly created position of district family engagement coordinator and even though the position is part-time, Stacey is already having a full-time impact.  Here are some of the things she has been up to already as she gets to know all of the district’s staff and constituents:

  • Working to increase parental participation in the secondary music boosters group
  • Attending our school affiliated playgroup at Montague Catholic Social Ministries
  • Attending meetings of the local coalition growing out of our Community School Partnership
  • Attending a meeting at Holyoke Community College for the Massachusetts Family Engagement Coalition
  • Participating on the district’s Equity Steering Committee
  • Organizing our first ever Community Resource Fair, lining up representatives from over 15 area organizations to attend this event on Thursday, December 5th, at our high school
  • Working with Jimena de Pareja and Christine Bates to start a Gratitude and Generosity Program starting on December 11th.   

Another of Stacey’s first acts was to set-up drop-in times to meet with parents and caregivers.  Here is where and when you can pop in to say hi, ask a question, or get assistance on where to turn for answers:

  • Mondays from 9:00-9:45 am at the middle/high school conference room
  • Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 am at the Sheffield Elementary main office
  • Wednesdays from 8:15-9:00 am at the Hillcrest Elementary library
  • Fridays from 2:15-3:15 pm at the Gill Elementary cafeteria

Stacey may also be reached at her school phone 863-7210 or at

Why might you contact Stacey?  

  • She can provide information and advice on how to navigate the systems and ways of schools
  • She can provide in-person support at school meetings
  • She can connect families with resources in our community that may help them get through a difficult situation
  • She can help you consider a wide range of ways to help you child succeed or to help you access people, information, or resources within the school district


Hats-off to Ms. Langknecht for hitting the ground running!  We are thrilled to have her helping us move closer to achieving our mission of challenging and supporting every student