Family and community engagement significantly contributes to a child’s academic, social, and emotional growth.

The Family and Community Engagement department strives to create a variety of partnerships, including families, colleges, businesses, and community organizations, that establish avenues to vault student success.

We are committed to offering family and community engagement services that foster effective family and community partnerships that support student achievement and school improvement.

Our vision is that GISD campus staff, families and community members will co-create an engaging environment where students are scholars, families are experts, and staff and families are partners.

Campus events for families

There are many family engagement events that take place across the district.  See the campus events available for the public to attend by going to the Family Engagement calendar.

Go to the Family Engagement Calendar

Community news and resources

Social Media

Facebook: GISD Engagement

X (formerly Twitter): @gisdengagement

Youtube: GISD FACE department

Contact Us

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 461407
Garland, TX 75046
United States


Employee Position
Dr. Ramona Morin Director
Jonathan Armstrong Family Engagement Coordinator
Dr. Lakisha Culpepper Liaison to the African American Community
Javier Solis Liaison to the Hispanic Community
Erika Alvarado Secretary to Community Liaisons
Meighan Hylton Case Manager
Annette Himmelreich Case Manager
Sherl Davis McKinney-Vento Specialist
Kia Gray McKinney-Vento Specialist
Vacant TBD McKinney-Vento Aide
Maria Garcia McKinney-Vento Aide
Tameka Bland School-Based Mentoring Program Manager
Kelly Cornelius Facilitator, Title I Parent and Family Engagement