Office of Partnership & Engagement

Chief of Family Partnership & Student Engagement

  • Latasha Turnquest
    Latasha Turnquest
    860.645.6041 option #2

    Latasha Easterling-Turnquest serves as the Chief of Family Partnership & Student Engagement for the Manchester Public School System. She has been serving the Manchester community for the past 15+ years. In her role she has worked alongside families, community members and school staff. Implementing programming for youth in the schools, and  building the capacity of adults through a variety of classes and workshops. She has also worked with families that had children under the age of 5 facilitating playgroups, home visits and developmental screenings. Her work focuses on strengthening relationships, building the capacity of parents and staff, and creating opportunities while reducing barriers. Mrs. Turnquest provides oversight of the Manchester Public School’s seven Family Resource Centers, Parent Leadership Trainings, School Governance/Advisory Councils, Community Partnerships, Student Engagement Specialists, and the Welcome Center, where centralized registration for grades K-8 occurs.

    Mrs. Turnquest obtained her Masters in Education Degree at the University of Hartford.

    Latasha will tell anyone that she LOVES her job because she gets to work everyday to uplift and support children and families in her community! Her motto is that “The higher you go in position only means the more people that you now have to serve.”


  • Milka Frison
    Milka Frison
    860.645.6041 option #1

    Milka is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Equity & Partnerships and District-Wide Registrar for grades K-8 at the Welcome Center. Born in Puerto Rico & raised in Hartford, Connecticut, she has been providing administrative support for over 20 years around the US, including the Wells Fargo Operations Center in Billings, Montana. Although the majority of her experience has been with the corporate world, she began working in education with Manchester Adult & Continuing Education in 2012. Milka and her husband David have been Manchester residents since 2007 and have a daughter, Mekyra, born and raised in Manchester.