CP Welcomes Spisak as Community Schools Coordinator

CP Welcomes Spisak as Community Schools Coordinator

Covington Partners is delighted to announce that Jarrett Spisak has recently been hired as the Community Schools Coordinator for the Holmes Campus through the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. 

Community schools are an evidence-based strategy to advance equity and reduce barriers to learning by providing the services needed to support student and family well-being. Through trusting relationships and well-coordinated supports, community schools ensure that students receive the health and social services and learning opportunities they need to be successful. A Holmes High School (HHS) International Baccalaureate graduate himself, Spisak earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Thomas More University, and brings with him a wealth of experience in driving collaborative work with students, families, schools, community organizations, and stakeholders.

Prior to accepting this position, Spisak served as the coordinator of the Youth Services Center (YSC)at HHS for four years, where he worked diligently to remove barriers from students’ academic success, including, but not limited to: providing students with basic needs assistance; sponsoring and facilitating student and family engagement activities; supporting student attendance, positive behavior and academic performance; and coordinating and managing physical and mental student health services available through local providers. Additionally, Spisak has collaborated with GearUp, Cinderella’s Closet, Lenscrafters, Pink Link, Project Home, United Way and Esperanza Latino Center to provide students with both necessary resources as well as enrichment opportunities. 

For twenty years, Spisak has worked tirelessly to promote the success and well-being among the youth of Covington. Having begun his career as a peer educator for the Brighton Center Homeward Bound Shelter at the age of sixteen, Spisak has worked in both service delivery and administrative capacities through social service agencies, including Brighton Center, Welcome House and the Northern Kentucky Career Center. Throughout his illustrious career, Spisak has demonstrated his commitment to the educational success of the youth of Northern Kentucky. He is a steadfast advocate for all youth, particularly those most vulnerable, and has made it his mission to empower youth through increasing opportunities available to them. 

HHS junior Kylee feels that “Mr. Spisak is always happy to help any child and provides a support system every kid seeks.”

As a truly accomplished, passionate, and devoted advocate of the youth and families of Covington, Spisak is excited to propel the exciting and innovative work of the Prichard Committee in the Covington community. Along with his enthusiasm, positive energy, and attentiveness to the needs of students, Spisak brings with him a wealth of experience in grant management, program coordination, and family/community engagement. He plans to continue working in tandem with Holmes Campus YSCs and Community Learning Centers to further engage students, their families, and the community at large in the attainment of high levels of student achievement. 

Holly Simkonis, coordinator of the Holmes High School Community Learning Center states, “We are excited for this great opportunity to increase family engagement on campus. I have learned through working with Jarrett that he will bring a renewed energy to the already vibrant middle and high school CLC programs. His dedication to fulfilling the needs of the students and families in Covington is unparalleled.” 

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of #TeamCP!

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