Family Engagement University

We invite you to our 5th Annual MNPS Family Engagement Summit!

This year's summit will be held on January 4, 2017, at Lipscomb University during our MNPS Professional Learning Day so that teachers and school staff can engage in this critical dialogue.

Participants will be invited to create New Year's Resolutions for family engagement practices aimed at impacting school culture and increasing student literacy. Through differentiated workshop sessions, a luncheon keynote address and group planning time, participants will leave with increased capacity for engaging families effectively.

Space is Limited. Talk with your school leader today about reserving this date for family engagement learning and inquire about bringing colleagues with you.


Family Engagement University (FEU) is a professional development program for school professionals on the topics of welcoming schools, family engagement, equity and access and community involvement. The mission of FEU is to enhance the skills, knowledge and perspectives of school professionals to engage in effective partnerships with families and communities that support student success and the improvement of schools.

The vision of Family Engagement University is to increase the capabilities, connections, cognitions and confidence of school professionals through these varied courses to increase family, school and community partnerships in Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Family Engagement University Courses are offered through four Colleges:

  • The College of Welcoming Schools
  • The College of Family Engagement
  • The College of Equity and Access
  • The College of Community Involvement


Family Engagement University courses are open to district and schools. District trainings can be found in Schoolnet and principals can request courses on professional development days, during faculty meetings, before or after school or during grade-level meetings by completing this form or emailing Allison.Buzard@mnps.org.