Your Family Specialist
Degrees and Certifications:
I have been a Family Specialist for 16 years. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Spanish Literature. I received my Masters in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. I started my career as a Social Worker and moved on to Higher Education as a college counselor, recruiter and early outreach coordinator. Parent engagement is my passion because I believe parents are the key to their children's academic success!
The mission of the North East ISD Family Engagement program is to build family engagement between parents, the school, and the community by facilitating communication; assisting students and families who are experiencing barriers; and, empowering parents to fulfill their role as their child’s first teacher.
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