Your Family Specialist
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello Colonial Hills families! My name is Salina Allaire and I am your Family Specialist. I have been a part of the Colonial Hills team since August 2018. I am a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University (Go Saints!), where I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work, with a concentration on service to children and families. Before my time with Colonial Hills Elementary, I found my passion for family engagement in education while working in the nonprofit world. I believe parents are their child's very first and most important teacher. My role as Family Specialist is to serve as a bridge to connect our families, our school and community to help our Colonial Hills Cougars lead the way to a successful future. Together We Make A Difference!
Family Engagement creates and sustains partnerships with students, families, and the community to ensure high levels of learning for all.
Family Specialists are available to all NEISD families. They assist in various ways, such as:
provide families with information from the district, community agencies, city and state institutions, and any other organizations that might benefit those with specific needs;
- facilitate and conduct parent-education classes, counseling and mentoring;
- assist students and families to reach their maximum educational benefits;
- provide support to those who are in an emotional or financial crisis.
Family Engagement Courses
Family Engagement Course are free to all parents, grandparents, or community members. Participants are offered information on a wide variety of subjects.
- Parenting Classes
- Life Skills and Essential Knowledge
- Academic Skills
- Health, Nutrition, and Safety
- Leadership and Community Service
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
January 5, 2024
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Play and KLRN Learn Program| Programa de Juego y Aprendizaje de KLRN
January 29, 2024
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Virtual: Family Transitions Triple P
January 31, 2024
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Triple P: Raising Responsible Teenagers
February 1, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Virtual: Autism 101
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