Family & Community Engagement

Family & Community Engagement

The Family & Community Engagement team is the bridge between the community and the district. We work to ensure that our community has the information they need to provide meaningful input around key decisions and get more involved in their child(ren)’s education.

Our work is guided by the belief that we make better decisions when they are made with and not for those who are affected by the decisions. We also know that engaged families and communities create stronger schools and student outcomes.

Our team aims to design engagement opportunities that are relational, culturally proficient and inclusive of the diverse students, families, community members, staff and partner organizations that make up our MD ISD community. Our goal is for everyone to feel a greater sense of belonging and connection to the district and their schools. We are committed to ensuring that the community understands how their input informs major decisions made by the district and campus leadership.

Our Programs

Additional Resources

We’d love to hear from you! Connect with us via Let’s Talk!  or send a TEXT to 512-886-6434. 

Parent Support Program

The MD ISD Parent Support Program is focused on developing meaningful positive relationships with families and providing service coordination, support, and training to meet the needs of students and their families. Parent Support staff engage directly with families, campus staff and community members in order to ensure effective school-community partnerships and allocation of community resources by utilizing strategies that encourage authentic family engagement.
The Parent Support team serves our district families by helping address barriers to learning through resource connection and offering educational workshops that aim to enhance families’ skills and knowledge across various topics. Some educational workshops include Parent Leadership, English as a Second Language (ESL), Technology Literacy, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Student Academics and many more.

Schools with Parent Support

The Parent Support program is funded in part by a generous grant from the City of MD. Parent Support works with families in Title I schools, specifically with families determined to be low-income. 


Elementary Schools

  • Allison
  • Andrews
  • Barrington
  • Blackshear
  • Blanton
  • Blazier
  • T.A. Brown
  • Campbell
  • Casey
  • Cook
  • Cunningham
  • Dawson
  • Galindo
  • Govalle
  • Graham
  • Guerrero-Thompson
  • Harris
  • Hart
  • Houston
  • Jordan
  • Joslin
  • Kocurek
  • Langford
  • Linder
  • McBee
  • Menchaca
  • Norman & Sims
  • Oak Springs
  • Odom
  • Ortega
  • Overton
  • ʲó
  • Palm
  • Pecan Springs
  • Perez
  • Pickle
  • Pillow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Reilly
  • Rodriguez
  • Sanchez
  • St. Elmo
  • Travis Heights
  • Uphaus
  • Walnut Creek
  • ¾é
  • Williams
  • Winn
  • Wooldridge
  • Wooten
  • Zavala

Middle Schools

  • Bedicheck
  • Bertha Sadler Means YWLA
  • Burnet
  • Covington
  • Dobie 
  • Gus Garcia YMLA
  • Kealing
  • Lively
  • Martin
  • Paredes
  • Webb

High Schools

  • ALC
    Ann Richards YWLA
    Akins ECHS
  • Crockett ECHS
    Eastside ECHS
    Navarro ECHS 
  • Northeast ECHS
  • Travis ECHS

Contact Information

Email: (English) (Spanish)

  • Joy Diaz
    Assistant Director of Community Engagement
  • Marisol Fray
    Administrative Supervisor of Community Engagement
  • Norma Garza Mittanck
    Sr. Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Siglinda Orozco
    Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Danitza Verdugo Aguiar
    Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Gloria Vera-Bedolla
    Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Maria Hanley
    Parent Support Lead
  • Jennifer Vasquez 
    Administrative Assistant
  • Vianney Garcia
    Family Engagement Communications Specialist