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Family & Community Engagement Department

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Norma Garza, Director


Phone: (956) 354-2216
Fax: (956) 354-3042

Address: 317 W Gore St., Pharr, 78577

About the Parental Engagement Department

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Parental Engagement Program model was developed to significantly increase the number of parents engaged in their child’s education. It is the mission of the program to develop powerful, strong relationships with family, school and community partners, to help strengthen schools, improve student achievement and increase opportunities for families to become actively engaged in their child’s  learning.

 Who can participate?

  • ALL parents of current PSJA ISD students are able to participate.
  •  To remain eligible, parents must volunteer a minimum of 15 hours at their child’s designated campus each semester.
  •  This engagement program is designed for all PSJA parents, regardless of home language or status.
  •  The program is offered at nine different locations so that parents from all over the district can have access to opportunities.

Classes Offered

  • ESL
  • GED
  • Citizenship
  • Computer Technology
  • Welding Certification
  • Security Guard Certification
  • Entrepreneurship Programs  

Nutrition Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Cake Decorating, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Cosmetology, Floral Arrangements, Manicure.

Partnerships

The PSJA Parental Engagement Program is possible thanks to more than 30 community partnerships including South Texas College and Region One. PSJA ISD’s partnership with Region One helps offer Adult Education services, which include  English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education and GED preparation courses. 

PSJA parents have the opportunity to continue their education through structured courses in partnership with South Texas College that can gain them a certification or credential in various fields.

With the assistance of additional local non-profit groups, interfaith groups, workforce development and economic development corporations, parents fulfill their educational needs, as well as, acquire more knowledge in careers and employability skills, entrepreneurship and computer literacy. All services provided to PSJA parents through these centers are free of charge.

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Our Impact

  • Through their participation, parents are able to continue their education
  • Learn valuable skills and trades
  • Become informed and involved in their child’s school campus
  • Become confident role models for their families
  • Obtain certificates

Parent Testimonials

“In the beginning, I was not able to remember fractions.  Now, I am very happy because I know how to do it.  Also, because I can help my daughter with those kinds of problems. In my job, I have seen an improvement with my vocabulary and speech skills.  I am very proud to be here learning new things which are really worth it. I want to continue with this program to be a better professional.”

Juanita Chavira, Parent Student

 

“The English language has helped me in advancing more in life and it has made me sure of myself in establishing conversations with people.  This is an excellent program; it will allow me to finish my set goals.  One of the goals is to become a U.S. citizen and continue with my job as a substitute teacher.”

Florela Rincones, Parent Student

 

“I think it is a process and I am on the way to build a better future for me and my family, because if I am successful in getting my GED and speaking English fluently I will obtain confidence in myself and get the opportunity to get a better job and it will be a good example for my children.”

Beatriz Zapata, Parent Student

 

“I am helping with the homework and projects that my kids have.  I believe this program is very good in this stage of my life and I am sure that I will be a better person with greater knowledge. And in the future, it will open a lot of opportunities for me including a better quality of life for my kids and me.”

Eloisa Rodriguez, Parent Student

PARENT EDUCATOR

SCHOOLS

ADDRESS

PHONE

FAX

Mayela Ruiz

Carmen Anaya

Geraldine Palmer

1000 W. Dicker Rd., Pharr 78577

1200 W. Hall Acres Rd., Pharr 78577

784-8500

354-2860

354-3284

354-3274

Adriana Chavez

Allen & William Arnold

Daniel Ramirez

615 W. El Dora Rd., Pharr 78577

1920 N. Hibiscus, Pharr 78577

354-2710

354-2880

354-3238

354-3278

Alicia Galvan

Arnoldo Cantu, Sr.

Drs. Reed & Mock

2900 N. Raul Longoria, San Juan 78589

400 E. El Dora Rd., San Juan 78589

354-2850

354-2890

354-3244

354-3280

Enedelia Montemayor

Edith & Ethel Carman

Austin MS

100 W. Ridge Rd., San Juan 78589

804 S. Steward Rd., San Juan 78589

354-2700

354-2570

354-3246

354-3194

Marisela Mares

Alamo MS

Jaime Escalante MS

1819 W. Highway 83, Alamo 78516

6123 S. Cage, Pharr 78577

354-2550

354-2670

354-3188

354-3200

Bertha Robles

Vida N. Clover

800 E. Carroll St., San Juan 78589

354-2730

354-3250

Brenda Alvarez

PSJA Memorial ECHS

Amanda Garza-Pena

800 S. Alamo Road, Alamo 78516

501 E, FM 495, San Juan 78589

354-2420

354-2800

354-3124

354-3260

Priscilla Salinas

PSJA S. Sotomayor ECHS

Liberty MS

1200 E. Polk Ave., Pharr 78577

1212 S. Fir St., Pharr 78577

354-2510

354-2610

354-3120

354-3218

Carolina Reyes

Zeferino Farias

John Doedyns

1100 W. Acacia St., Alamo 78516

1401 N. Raul Longoria, San Juan 78589

354-2760

354-2740

354-3254

354-3252

Clara Benavides

Henry Ford

Raul Longoria

1110 E. Polk Ave, Pharr 78577

400 E. Rendon St., Pharr 78577

354-2770

354-2820

354-3256

354-3268

Laura Alanis

Graciela Garcia

Berta Palacios

1002 W. Juan Balli, Pharr 78577

801 E. Thomas Rd., Pharr 78577

354-2790

354-2930

354-3258

354-3290

Letty Zuniga

Marcia R. Garza

Audie Murphy MS

810 E. El Gato Rd., Alamo 78516

924 W. Sioux Rd., Alamo 78516

354-2780

354-2530

354-3262

354-3224

Ana Arosema

Augusto Guerra

Sgt. Leonel Trevino

807 FM 495, Alamo 78516

901 El Dora Rd., San Juan 78589

354-2810

354-2900

354-3264

354-3286

Marivel Tijerina

Santos Livas

John McKeever

733 N. Alamo Rd., Alamo78516

1310 W. Ridge Rd., Alamo 78516

354-2840

354-2680

354-3272

354-3240

Jose Rodriguez

Dr. William Long

700 N. Raiders Drive, Pharr 78577

354-2750

354-3266

Sylvia De La Cerda

Alfred Sorensen

Kelly-Pharr

701 E. Sam Houston, San Juan 78589

500 E. Sam Houston, Pharr 78577

354-2910

354-2870

354-3282

354-3276

Anthony Martinez

Kennedy MS

PSJA Southwest ECHS

600 W. Hall Acres Rd., Pharr 78577

300 E. Rancho Blanco Rd., Pharr 78577

354-2650

354-2480

354-3206

354-3172

Yolanda Estrada

LBJ MS

PSJA North ECHS

500 E. Sioux Rd., Pharr 78577

500 E. Nolana Loop, Pharr 78577

354-2590

354-2360

354-3212

354-3140

Dora Melendez

R. Yzaguirre MS

PSJA Early College HS

605 E. FM 495, San Juan 78589

805 W. Ridge Rd., San Juan 78589

354-2630

354-2300

354-3230

354-3156

Maria Reyes

PSJA T. Jefferson ECHS

PSJA E. Ballew (CCTA)

714 E. Bus. Hwy. 83, Pharr 78577

1100 E. Hwy 83, Pharr 78577

784-8525

784-8515

354-3100

354-3112

Sandra Medina

Buell Central DAEP

218 E. Juarez St., Pharr 78577

354-2500

354-3110

Alma Flores/Elsa Espinoza

Early Start Pre-K

804 East Highway 83, Pharr 78577

354-2064

354-3236

Juanita Mercado

Cesar Chavez

Aida C. Escobar

401 E. Thomas Rd., Pharr 78577

901 W. Kelly St., Pharr 78577

354-2720

354-2920

354-3248

354-3288