Family Resource Advocates


Our district uses Title I funds to support a Family Resource Advocate at each Title I school. 


The Family Resource Advocate acts as a liaison between the school district staff, families, and community to assist and encourage parent and community involvement in their students’ education.  Although the Family Resource Advocate speaks and writes Spanish, s/he works with families from all cultures and backgrounds.

The role of the Family Resource Advocate is to:

  • Work toward developing good public relations with the parents, school, and community

  • Provide an enthusiastic and positive learning climate that promotes appropriate behavior and successful learning and progress

  • Interact positively with students, colleagues, parents, and patrons of the school district.

  • Promote appreciation for cultural and racial diversity among students



Here are some of the things that the Family Resource Advocate can do to help you:

  • Translate for you in the school office or with your child’s teacher
  • Help you understand school rules and policies
  • Answer your questions (in person or by phone) about our school
  • Arrange parent events to help you get to know other parents
  • Help you understand requirements such as state testing and preparing for middle school, high school, and graduation
  • Assist you with other similar things that may come up during the school year 



Our Family Resource Advocates


Edison Elementary:  Jessica Martinez                     





Fords Prairie:  Maria Hughes                                                                                             


Jefferson Lincoln:  Laura Martinez                           






Oakview & Washington:  Zuleyma Perez                

Oakview: 360-330-7638

Washington: 360-330-7641         

Cell: 360-269-3435


Centralia Middle School:  Claribel Alvarez-Ayala