• Your Family Specialist

Phone: 210-407-3430

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Degrees and Certifications:

Christopher Cadena

I am proud to be part of the Northeast Independent School District family. This is my 13th year as a Family Specialist and my 20th year in Education. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science Degree from A & M Kingsville in Educational Administration. I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. I look forward to another great school year! Please feel free to contact me if I can assist 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.


  • Our Mission

    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

    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.

    1. Parenting Classes
    2. Life Skills and Essential Knowledge
    3. Academic Skills
    4. Health, Nutrition, and Safety
    5. Leadership and Community Service

     

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