Tina Norris brings years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to her position as the Family Engagement Specialist at PEATC. Tina is responsible for developing and managing the family engagement initiative with a concentrated focus on engaging special education parents. Tina is passionate about empowering families through education and advocacy. She is a skilled trainer in bullying prevention, puberty and family engagement. As a parent who has guided her own children through the elaborate education system she believes that family engagement is essential for the success of all children. Her expertise and practical approach allows her to establish collaborative relationships with schools, communities and advocacy organizations as an avenue to strengthen family engagement within our communities and schools. She is a Certified Bullying Prevention Specialist, ACT Raising Safe Kids Facilitator – A Childhood Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative, member of the Family Engagement Network, National Association for Family, School, Community Engagement, International Bullying Prevention Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters.