Parent Liaison

Building a bridge between the home and school.

Enhancing parent engagement.

Parent Liaisons help facilitate communication between the home and school, so that children are set up for success. 

What is a Parent Liaison?

The Parent Liaison program encourages a strong link between home and school. Parent Liaisons are professionals who facilitate parenting classes, connect parents to community resources, and support parent - teacher collaboration. Parent Liaisons partner with parents and schools to set children up for success.

We've got you covered:

  • Do you have a question about the school and don't know who to ask?
  • Wondering about activities or resources in town?
  • New to town or starting at a new school?
  • Concerned about your child's academics, social skills, or other school issues?
  • Need someone to talk to about parenting?
  • Want to know what is normal behavior for your child's stage of development?
  • Interested in taking a Parenting with Love and Logic course?

Have these questions or need help with something else? Contact your Parent Liaison today!

Ninja Parenting Blog

“Can’t we all just get along?”: Sibling Rivalry for the Rest of Us

By Lauren Scull | July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Becky Hodgson, Parent Liaison Sometimes, despite our best laid plans, the last cookie, a favorite seat in the car, or parental attention to another sibling can be all it takes to turn a happy family outing into anything but. The bickering and fighting our kids do will wear us down, disrupt the peace in…

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What We Offer

Thriving Institute

Join us at this free workshop where guest experts share parenting strategies with local families.

Parenting with Love and Logic Classes

$10 six-week workshop for families who want to revolutionize their parenting and enjoy their kids more.

Thriving Transitions

Help your child ace the transition to Kindergarten, 6th, or 9th grades in this signature workshop.

Upcoming Parent Liaison Events

  • Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!® – Bozeman

    October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly on the same day until October 18, 2016

    Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!® was developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc, and is taught by one of Thrive's professional staff members. This class will help you find specific answers and strategies for those difficult parenting moments- like establishing bedtime routines, dealing with tantrums, or getting dressed in the morning.…

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  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way- Hyalite Elementary

    October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly on the same day until October 20, 2016

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards elementary age children. This class will be led by your school Parent Liaison and it is designed to…

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  • Thriving 9th Graders

    October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join Parent Liaison Katie Travis, and Freshman Counselors Laura Jantzen and Lynn Sellegren, for an interactive seminar to learn skills to support your student’s success over the next four years, connect with other freshman parents, and problem-solve common issues that arise during the teenage years. Free.  Join Us at: Bozeman High School, Berg Library. Register…

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Meet Your School's Parent Liaison

  • Portrait of Annemarie DuBois

    Annemarie DuBois

    Parent Liaison - Hyalite and Irving Elementary Schools

  • Portrait of Ashley Mares Jones

    Ashley Mares Jones

    Parent Liaison - Sacajawea Middle School

  • Portrait of Becky Hodgson

    Becky Hodgson

    Parent Liaison - Longfellow and Hawthorne Elementary Schools

  • Portrait of Jessica Feltner

    Jessica Feltner

    Parent Programs Assistant

  • Portrait of Jessica Lenneman

    Jessica Lenneman

    Parent Liaison - Meadowlark Elementary School

  • Portrait of Katie Travis

    Katie Travis

    Parent Liaison - Bozeman High School

  • Portrait of Libby Hansen

    Libby Hansen

    Parent Liaison - Morning Star Elementary and Sacajawea Middle

  • Portrait of Lori Swenson

    Lori Swenson

    Parent Liaison - Big Sky School District

  • Portrait of Lori Van Vleet

    Lori Van Vleet

    Parent Liaison - Chief Joseph Middle School

  • Portrait of Vonda Davis

    Vonda Davis

    Parent Liaison - Whittier and Emily Dickinson Elementary Schools

Parent Liaison Success Stories

"The Parent Liaison gave me strategies to help resolve problems and maintain and strengthen my relationship with my kids. And helped me communicate with teachers.”


“[My Parent Liaison] helped me find childcare options in our area, she helped me with presents for my child for Christmas and she helped us with keeping my daughter in Gymnastics. She talked with me when I was frustrated and listened when I needed a friend.”


"[Our Parent Liaison] Ashley has been part of our lives for 9 years now. I cannot express how much she has helped our family with everything, small to large. So patient and understanding. Kind, generous, I could keep going. To have someone in your life for that long is a blessing. She seeks me out at the beginning of school just to check and see how the summer was and to jump right in to help in any way."


The Parent Liaison was able to listen to parents. It really helped them realize that we are all a team at ur school looking out for our children.


“The Parent Liaison did a fantastic job of contacting and successfully communicating with parents who had difficulty returning phone calls and emails. It was so great to have another level of support to try to get there parents to participate in their child's education”


Parent Liaison Program Sponsors

Thrive as an organization would not exist without the generous support of many individuals and partners who donate their time, materials and energy to this cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.