• Mission and Background:

    The Parent Liaison Program is a Loudoun County Public School program which began as a pilot in 1996-1997. The mission of the Parent Liaison Program is to empower parents by assisting with communication between school and home and positively influencing student achievement. Catoctin Elementary began its program many years ago to help guide families.


    What is a Parent Liaison?

    A Parent Liaison is a parent employed by the school to help parents get the information and support they need to help their children to be academically and socially successful in school.


    What can the Parent Liaison do for me?

    The Parent Liaison's primary role is to assist parents in taking an active role in their children(s) education by empowering parents to help their children by:

    • Helping with parent-school communication.
    • Helping with community agency referrals.
    • Encouraging parent involvement in school.
    • Promoting higher student achievement through positive relationships between parents and school personnel.


    A Parent Liaison can:

    • help you arrange meetings between you and your child(ren)'s teachers or other staff to discuss your concerns, share information and understand your point of view.
    • accompany you to these meetings to help clarify issues that may arise. If you need an interpreter, the Parent Liaison can arrange one for you to communicate with your child(ren)'s teachers.

    If you, as a parent or guardian have concerns about your student(s) academic performance, are unclear of your role in the educational process, or require assistance with community resources, contact:

    Elizabeth Kauffman

    All contacts will be treated confidentially.


    Who can request Parent Liaison Services?

    The Parent Liaison's assistance may be requested by:

    • Parent
    • Teacher
    • Guidance Counselor
    • School Administrator
    • School Nurse


    Special Help and Services

    Your Parent Liaison can provide:

    • Information for specific services or agencies you may need for your child(ren) or family
    • Valuable information about school procedures, instructional programs and the names and roles of administrators and staff members.


    How can I contact the Parent Liaison?

    • Call the school office 571.252.2940 and leave a message
    • Leave a message in the Parent Liaison mailbox in the office
    • Email Elizabeth Kauffman