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To learn more about the FAP program or to become involved, please contact Megan or Maria:

Megan Elkins, Lead Program Coordinator of Families as Partners, AISDMegan Elkins, Lead Program Coordinator of Families as Partners,

This project is Megan’s first role with Austin ISD. Prior to this, she served for 9 years as the coordinator youth programs and resident services for a local non-profit agency. Megan also served as a community organizer around health and wellness and is a certified personal trainer. As an AISD parent herself, she is passionate about literacy in the home.

Maria Martell, Parents as Partners Parent CoordinatorMaria Martell, Parents as Partners Parent

Maria Martell, Parents as Partners Parent Coordinator, began working in parent engagement in 2000 at AISD. As a parent of two AISD graduates, she believes for engagement between home and school to be genuine, opportunities must be afforded to parents. Maria enjoys contributing to the learning community of AISD by creating mutually beneficial relationships between families and staff.

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Parents and teachers in a classroom settingThere were many organizations and individuals who were vital to the success of this project. First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for funding the FAP program. Thanks to our partner organizations for providing training and other resources to our families and staff. Many thanks to all the AISD staff who supported the project, especially the invaluable parent support specialists at our partner schools. Finally, a special thanks goes to the AISD parents and families, without whom this project would not be possible.

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