The Student Engagement and Support Services (SESS) Team helps families, teachers, and community members involve students in school. Our SESS Team gives families advice, tools, and support. We make sure our big school system stays focused on creating a safe and caring learning place for students and teachers. We support schools by encouraging good behavior, offering help when needed, and treating all students fairly.

Student Engagement and Services Team supports three areas:

  • Student Engagement & Attendance 
  • Student Management & Discipline 
  • Student Safety Supports 

Our Mission

To create sustainable educational programs and initiatives for students and families that maximize engagement opportunities while providing resources, advocating for families, and cultivating a positive campus climate and culture.

Our Vision

The Student Engagement and Support Services Team will ensure that GISD learning community members become collaborative partners to help support our students grow to become current and future leaders in our community.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

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

Staff

Employee Position
Mary Garcia Assistant Director, Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Lisa Olsen Student Engagement Administrator
Dr. Mark Davis Attendance Administrator
James Iorio Attendance Administrator
Angela Daniels At Risk Coordinator
Cadeal Lacen Student Engagement Specialist Title IV
Sugey Villarreal Student Engagement Specialist Title IV
Cindy Rodriguez Behavior Program Specialists Title 1
Stefani Stewart Behavior Program Specialists Title 1
Julie Moncrief Behavior Program Specialists Title 1
Dawn Jesmer Behavior Program Specialists Title 1
Dr. James Howard