Parent Workshops

Introduction of Parent & Family Engagement Specialist - Azucena Garcia

 

Azucena is very excited to connect with all of the diverse families from LGSD in order to build a community that’s full of support, learning, and growth for all families and students. She was born in Nayarit, Mexico and her family moved to San Diego when she was 10 years old. They moved to Chollas View where she went to school from sixth to twelfth grade. Azucena has a bachelor’s in mathematics from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR), and after she graduated she moved to Japan for a year to teach English. She has 10 years experience in education, and has been an academic coach and a math teacher for 9th and 11th grade. She is a first generation college graduate and this experience, as well as her experience as an immigrant, have helped her understand how important it is to help families feel more confident in their ability to support students at home. In her role with Lemon Grove School District, she is excited to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that families have everything they need to feel successful and capable of supporting their children from home. She looks forward to building strong connections with everyone involved and to work together towards educational equity for our students. 


Azucena está muy emocionada de conectarse con las diversas familias de LGSD para formar una comunidad llena de apoyo, aprendizaje, y crecimiento para todas las familias y estudiantes. Nació en Nayarit, México y su familia se vino a San Diego cuando tenía 10 años. Se mudaron a Chollas View donde estudió de sexto a doceavo grado. Tiene una licenciatura en matemáticas de Lewis & Clark College (en Portland, Oregon) y después de graduarse se mudó a Japón por un año para enseñar inglés. Lleva 10 años trabajando en el sector de educación, ha sido entrenadora académica y maestra de matemáticas para los grados 9 y 11. Es la primera en su familia con título universitario y esta experiencia, tanto como su experiencia de inmigrante, le han hecho entender lo importante que es apoyar a las familias para que se sientan más seguras en cómo ayudar a sus estudiantes desde casa. En su posición con Lemon Grove School District, está emocionada de colaborar con todos para garantizar que las familias tengan todo lo que necesitan para sentirse exitosas y capaces de apoyar a sus hijos desde casa. Ella espera formar conexiones sólidas con toda la gente involucrada para trabajar juntos hacia la equidad educativa para nuestros estudiantes.

 

Email: azucena.garcia@lemongrovesd.net 

Mission:

Our mission is to build a community where parents and families feel welcomed, seen, and heard.

Vision:

Everyone at Lemon Grove School District is committed to creating a genuine two-way partnership with parents and families. We want parents to feel comfortable to ask anyone in our district for assistance with anything they need help with. Through constant communication, shared decision-making, learning circles, community circles, and sharing of resources we want to create an inclusive environment where our diverse families truly belong. In doing so, we want to empower parents and families to be proactive and involved in their children’s education.