Tonya Winters-Buford

Tonya Winters-Buford

Family Engagement Liaison & Parent DeKalb County School District

Tonya Winters-Buford blends a proven background in family/community engagement, public administration, and project management to support a diverse portfolio of clients; in experiencing growth, realizing individual and shared visions. Over the last 15 years Tonya has served corporate and educational institutions as a specialist, Family/Community engagement strategist, corporate trainer, and professional development leader. Tonya has helped schools transition from offering limited parental involvement to supporting broad-ranged family and community engagement throughout the educational landscape. Such schools have become successful incubators of engagement with effective leadership. Tonya is currently a Family Engagement Liaison with DeKalb County School District; where her focus area is Parent Advocacy & Leadership.

Keywords: Public education, Parent advocacy and leadership, Education policy, Racial justice, Community schools, DeKalb County, Georgia