The Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center employs a diverse and well-qualified staff that plans, coordinates and provides services to urban, rural and suburban communities across Pennsylvania.
Karen Shanoski, Family-School-Community Partnerships Project Manager
( 717) 763-1661 x139
Karen brings twenty-seven years of experience in both public and private human service sectors. Her current work focuses on family-school-community partnerships with an emphasis on effective family engagement. It includes development of training and tools that support cross systems work and meaningful participation of consumers, parents and residents in community collaborative partnerships. Her work experiences include: director of a private non-profit that helped low income people meet basic human needs, a planner with a county children and youth agency, and a home visitor. She has been an active community volunteer since high school when she was an advocate for people with mental retardation through today in her service as a school board director. She holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Management both from Pennsylvania State University.
Wenda Deardorff, Parent Information and Resource Center Specialist
(717) 763-1661 x116