Support for Our Families

When a child enrolls at PA Distance they become a member of our school family where we do everything we can to support each and every student. The relationship we have with our students, parents, and guardians is paramount and so are the supports we provide. On the front lines of this effort is our Community Engagement Team comprised of a variety of individuals who bring something different to the table.

Community Engagement Team

The Community Engagement team facilitates open communication between PA Distance families and focuses on offering support when they need it. Community Engagement Coordinator, Ms. Angela Abbiati, and her team, Attendance Officer, Mrs. Nicole Williams, Community Engagement Coach/Social Worker, Ms. Kathy Timmerman, and Community Engagement Coach/Academic Liaison, Miss Amy Dunn are excited to get to know each PA Distance family.

The Community Engagement Team provides families with a variety of resources and works as a liaison between each household and their local community. For example, our Community Engagement Team can provide guidance and local resources for:

  • Crisis & Emergencies
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Food Resources
  • Unemployment
  • Mental Health & Well-Being

For support, reach out to the Community Engagement Team or your child’s School Counselor:

Angela Abbiati, Community Engagement Coordinator, angela.abbiati@padistance.org

Amy Dunn, Community Engagement Coach, amy.dunn@padistance.org

Kathy Timmerman, Community Engagement Coach/Social Worker, kathy.timmerman@padistance.org

Nicole Williams, Attendance Officer, nicole.williams@padistance.org