Your Family Specialist
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lupe M. Ybarra
Hello, my name is Lupe M. Ybarra and I am the Family Specialist at Encino Park and Coker Elementary. I have a Masters Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and have worked with families in different settings for the past 25 years. As an NEISD Family Specialist I am able to provide support and services to students and their families. I also facilitate and conduct parent training and education classes on school campus and virtuallly know as FELA. (i.e., Family Engagement Leadership Academy, FELA). I am excited to work with you this school year and look forward to meeting you.
What is a Family Specialist?
The NEISD Family Specialist provides support and services for students and their families, creating a true connection between home life, school life, and community life.
In collaboration with school staff, the Family Specialist provides families with information from the district, community agencies, city and state institutions, and any other organizations that might benefit those with specific needs.
The Family Specialist also facilitates and conducts parent education classes, (i.e., Family Engagement Leadership Academy), helps students and families reach maximum educational benefits, and assists those who are in emotional of financial crisis.
The Family Specialist has a knowledge of a wide range of social services that are available to meet the diverse cultural and economic needs of our students and their families.
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