Your Family Specialist
Degrees and Certifications:
Ana de la Tejera
Being of service and helping others is what I love! I consider it a privilege to be in a position that allows me to be a resource for Larkspur families and our community.
As Family Specialist, my primary goal is to remove obstacles to academic success and these obstacles are unique for every individual. I am proud to say that we at Larkspur have wonderful community partnerships that contribute to our success. Students and families can count on assistance for supplies, clothing, food, mentors, and a wide range of other resources. I take pride in being able to address the unique, and sometimes complex, needs of our families.
My commitment to the community service field began when I was earning my BA in Social Studies Composite at UTPA and worked at UTPA Valley Outreach Center’s – Mother-Daughter Program. I enjoyed working with families and schools so much that I decided to make this my career. After graduating from UTPA I entered the non-profit sector where I served families for almost 10 years and gained a lot of experience working with community resources. In April 2016 I learned that the grant which paid my salary was ending. While this news was devastating, it was God’s plan because I love being to be a Larkspur Leopard.
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