• Your Family Specialist

Phone: (210) 407-5034


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Glendelia M. Zavala

I'm very excited to serve as the Family Specialist at Montgomery Elementary.  I've been in this role since 2014 and look forward to another great year.  A variety of interesting and fun workshops and trainings will be offered in person and virtually for parents and members of the Montgomery community via the Family Engagement Leadership Academy in four domain areas:  Parenting, Life Skills and General Knowledge, Academic Skills, and Health, Safety and Nutrition.  Additionally, parents are encouraged to participate in Leadership and Community Service activities. 

I am happy to serve as the PTA liaison and am always looking for smiling volunteers. Additionally, I serve as the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Coordinator and assist with placement of English Language Learners.

My higher education career started at the University of Texas at Austin and will forever be a UT Longhorn fan, however, I completed my undergraduate program and earned a Bachelor of Science  degree in Finance from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  I answered a higher calling to become a teacher and earned my Lifetime Texas Teaching Certificate.  I taught 6th grade Math and Reading in South Texas and earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from The University of Texas-Pan American during that time. Shortly thereafter, I was selected to receive a Kellogg Fellowship from the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute to earn a Doctorate in Educational Leadership which I completed from The University of Texas-Pan American.  

I have a passion for empowering others through education and am delighted to serve as the Family Specialist at Montgomery Elementary School. I invite you to view the monthly Family Engagement trainings calendar and participate in any workshop that is of interest to you.

  • Our Mission

    Family Engagement creates and sustains partnerships with students, families, and the community to ensure high levels of learning for all.

    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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    Family Engagement Spring 2023

    NEISD Family Engagement Welcomes You! ATTEND FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS AT EVERY CAMPUS! (¡El Compromiso Familiar de NEISD le da la bienvenida! ¡Asista a talleres/capacitaciones educativos y gratuitas en cada escuela!)

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