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Parent Mentors share advice for GCPS families of students with special needs: ‘Understanding Literacy and How to Support Your Child’

April 13, 2023

     On Tuesday, April 18Gwinnett County Parent Mentors, in collaboration with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Special Education Department, will host: “Understanding Literacy and How to Support Your Child.”

     This information session is highly recommended for parents of students at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Presented by Dr. Susan Potts-Datema, GCPS Director of School Support; Libby Griffith, GCPS Instructional Coach, and Jessica Walker, GCPS Behavior Specialist, the session will provide participants with a general understanding of the stages of reading development. It will also focus on the aspects of word recognition and language comprehension that benefit all students, and specifically how they relate to the Science of Reading. Participants will experience and receive strategies from evidence-based research which can be used outside of the school environment to support their children’s literacy skills.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. session – In-Person

Location: J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center,
437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, Suwanee, Ga. 30024
 Building 200, Central Gwinnett Room 2.111



6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. session – via Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Questions? Contact Parent Mentor Dawn Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by email at

Interpretation services available upon request. Please make request at least one week in advance of the
scheduled meeting date.
Spanish interpretation is already secured.