Family Services Staff:

Fabi Ayala-Macias: 865-425-9134   famacias@ortn.edu

Paige Freshour: 865-425-9140   tpfreshour@ortn.edu

Ashley Hillis: 865-425-9144   ajhillis@ortn.edu

Julie Julian: 865-425-9129   jmjulian@ortn.edu

Tribby Kelly: 865-425-9122   tkelly@ortn.edu

The Family Services staff is available to assist Preschool families in assuming an active role in their child’s education and meeting family goals that will provide a home environment that nurtures individual growth.  They serve as a link between home, school, and the resources of our community.  Specific services include:

Individualized Family Services:
  • Help families meet short-term and long-term needs
  • Access community resources through information, referral, advocacy
  • Coordinate emergency assistance as needed
Bilingual Services for Spanish-speaking Families
  • Help interpreting during meetings as needed
  • Translation of documents related to school
  • Help families meet short-term and long-term needs
  • Access community resources through information, referral, advocacy
  • Coordinate emergency assistance as needed
  • Facilitate interaction among families to develop a community of mutual support
Family Education and Training
  • Workshops on parenting skills and other topics of interest, presented by experts in child development, discipline, nutrition, child safety and other topics
  • Parent Library of information on a wide range of topics and resources
Communication
  • Weekly Teacher Newsletter
  • Informational packets and memos
  • Parent Handbook
  • Home visits
Family Involvement Opportunities
  • Special events
  • Parent Committees
  • Volunteering
Child Health Services
  • Dental, vision, and hearing screenings
  • Coordination of medical and dental services for students as needed
  • Food for Kids-Packets of nutritious weekend snacks provided by 2nd Harvest Food Bank to families in need

Legal Aid

The Preschool has partnered with Legal Aid to help families with legal issues. For more information on these services, please contact Tribby Kelly at 865-425-9122.