• Your Family Specialist



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Nelly M. Alvarez (AKA Campaña)

Welcome Walzem families! My name is Nelly M. Alvarez and I am the Family Specialist at Walzem.  I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society. I also completed a Dual Masters program at Loma Linda University for Social Work and Criminal Justice.  I completed my teaching credential program at National University in 2020, and a Master in Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning in June 2021. I have over fifteen years experience working with children and families.  I worked as a child welfare social worker for about nine years, and as a social worker supervisor for about four years.  I have also worked as a Substitute Teacher in K-8 schools for about four years.  I love to read, write, travel, take photos, and spend time with my husband and two children.  I am excited to continue to work at Walzem as the Family Specialist.  I am truly passionate about the work that I get to do in this position.  I look forward to working together with the parents, students, community, and teachers in order to support our Walzem students and families in any way that I can.  Please, do not hesitate to contact me! 


  • 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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