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Student Engagement Specialist

Ms. Givens

Greetings Riverdale Middle School Spartan Family my name is Taji Givens and I bring you greetings as your 2024-2025 Student Engagement Specialist. I am excited about my role as the Student Engagement Specialist this year as I bring forth a wealth of knowledge and experience from case management, social work, and education.  My role is to keep students connected at school with learning to develop a positive pattern for students and focus on promoting the student’s educational success. My focus will be on student’s grades, attendance, and behavior. I will also be a support for teachers and parents with ongoing, honest solution-oriented communication and persistent outreach to students and families. I will also address any concerns and gather ideas for interventions. I want to ensure that ALL students attend classes regularly, be on time, succeed, complete homework and assignments, stay in school, and be involved in activities.

     My accountability for building trusting relationships with students

  • I will hold the student accountable for his/her behavior and performance
  • I will be accessible to the students, teachers, and family
  • I will make a long-term commitment to the student
  • I will establish a systematic method of communication with the student and parent(s)
  • I will model the desired behavior for the student
  • I will discuss the student’s level of school performance and behavior with him/her
  • I will maintain positive and honest communication with Teachers, Staff, and Parents
  • I will Observe/Monitor student’s in his/her classroom and/or virtual setting
  • I will strengthen the family-school relationship
  • I will ensure that parents have the information they need to support their student’s education

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with the students at Riverdale Middle School as the 2023-2024 Student Engagement Specialist. If you should have any further questions I can be reached at 470-376-6390 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm. I can also be reached via email: