Welcome to UCE’s Home School Advisor Page
As Home School Advisor, I serve as a liaison between home and school. I communicate and serve as a resource for students, parents and staff on a variety of concerns.
A Home School Advisor’s, responsibilities vary. A Home School Advisor may:
Assist with student’s social / relational skills with peers and teachers.
Address home or school concerns that may impede a child’s focus on learning.
Teach coping skills needed in difficult situations.
Teach a variety of classes surrounding responsibility, respect and personal safety.
Provide information on outside resources.
Recording absences is part of my daily routine. If a student is absent and has not been called off from school by 10:00 AM, I communicate with parents as to the reason for the absence. I notify parents of students’ attendance status via e-mail, letters and phone communication. We advise that any time a Doctor visit occurs that documentation be sent to school. It may be faxed to us if needed. In the event that a student accumulates many absences or tardies, I request Doctor notes. As necessary, I contact Project Attend, part of the Porter County Juvenile Probation Department, for excessive attendance issues.
On a weekly basis I keep track of class attendance for awards and organize rewards on a monthly, semester, and annual basis.
At the beginning of each school year, I implement our Bus Safety Program. As part of the dismissal team, I greet cars and communicate to staff which students need to be ready as car riders.
I have a BA in Psychology from Indiana University. I also studied at Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico
I have been the Home School Advisor at Union Center since 1995. I am a member of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council on which I am the chairman of the Red Ribbon Scholarship Committee. I am the secretary for Union Township Dollars for Scholars.
I have been a Union Township resident since 1978. I am married to Jim Brocksmith and have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.