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8th Annual Parent Conference: Parents…Our True Superheroes! 

Reaching out to parents

at the 8th annual Parents: Our True Superheroes! conference

Organizer Tracey Matthews, Keynote presenter Dr. Autumn Cypres, and Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre with a host of parent superheroes!


Conference attendee Linda Clark flashes her superhero cape.

The Knox County Schools, Knox County Council PTA, Knoxville Parent, and Project GRAD Knoxville partnered to present “Parents: Our True Superheroes!” at the 8th Annual Parent Conference Tuesday, October 23 at the Knoxville Convention Center.


Conference attendee Yvette Parker stands behind her superheroes!

“Parents and extended families are critical ingredients in educating our children,” said Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools.  “This conference provided a wonderful opportunity to support meaningful engagement for our most important allies in education. It also provided access to valuable resources to help our children succeed academically and in life.”

Parents had the opportunity to attend multiple workshops on topics identified through input from parents throughout the Knox County Schools, such as homework help, resources for English language learners, special needs advocacy, college prep, and more.

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