Parental involvement contributes to children’s academic success Posted in: Columns Van Zandt County Family and Health Agent Melisa Rhodes, a former public school educator for 17 years, encourages parental involvement to ensure a child’s academic success. Rhodes’ said that according to Dr. Stephen Green of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, caregivers, teachers, peers, extended family, media, heredity, and the environment all ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!