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Welcome to Parker Unified School District!

I am currently working as the Federal Projects/ Curriculum Secretary/ Web Master /Homeless Coordinator. I am a Northern Arizona graduate,  I have 3 children, two college students, Eddy, Julissa. My youngest son is Eman who attends PHS. Some of my goals are working hard on ensuring our homeless students are taking care according to the mission and program description listed below. I also want to strive on providing teachers with the necessary tools to increase student achievement. Another of my duties, which I truly enjoy is taking photos of our community and students. I am proud of the years I have worked for this school district. It has been an honor serving the teachers, students, and parents in our community.

The Arizona Department of Education  (ADE) provides me with informative material regarding the McKinney Vento Act under NCLB.  


Mission: To ensure that homeless children and youth have access to a free, appropriate public education, comparable to that provided to the children of any Arizona resident and consistent with Arizona’s mandatory school attendance laws.

Program Description: Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The reauthorization requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless Liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met.

In order to supplement services to these children and youths, the U.S. Department of Education provides funding for state and local activities. These dollars are allocated to the local education agencies through a competitive grant process, based on need and program quality.