Mission Statement

  • The Houston Independent School District values parents as partners in preparing our students to succeed in college, career, and beyond. The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department is dedicated to building intentional partnerships to advance student achievement by promoting a welcoming environment, honoring families, and linking activities to learning.

Meet the FACE Team

  • Alaa (Ally) Abdulmajid - FACE Director

    Ally Abdulmajid, M.Ed is a native Houstonian and a product of Houston ISD schools, having graduated from Lee High School. Ms. Abdulmajid is an alumnus of the University of Houston where she received a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 and holds a master’s degree...

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  • Olga E. Hernandez-Ayala - FACE Sr. Manager

    Olga E. Hernandez-Ayala was born in Florida and raised in Arkansas, she has been calling Houston her home since 1995. Mrs. Ayala earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Central Arkansas...

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  • Carlos A. Santa - FACE Sr. Manager

    Carlos Santa was born and raised in Colombia. He is the youngest of three siblings and the first to obtain a bachelor’s degree in his family. Carlos graduated from college as an Industrial Engineer and started working for Houston Independent School District ...

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  • Jhanne Hooker, Sr. Manager

    holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University...

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  • Dyan Harris - FACE Sr. Manager

    Ms. Dyan Harris was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been a part of Team HISD for 11 years and has served as a high school teacher, team lead, high school graduation coach and site coordinator. She received her Bachelor's degree in English and Master’s degree in ...

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  • Ingrid Tuesta - FACE Specialist

    Ms. Ingrid Tuesta was born in Lima, Peru. She is a graduate of Lamar High School, Ms. Tuesta received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from the University of Houston-Downtown...

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  • Laura E. Perez - FACE Specialist

    Mrs. Laura E. Perez was born in Mexico City, Mexico, calling Houston home since she was 6 years old. Ms. Perez graduated from Eisenhower High School in 2001 and started her education career soon after graduating high school as a teacher assistant and earned her bachelor’s degree in...

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  • Malcolm Thomas - FACE Specialist

    Malcolm Thomas was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Mass Communication (with a focus on Multimedia Production), while minoring in Theatre at Texas State University. His journey with HISD began, July 2018, at Pugh Elementary School as an Associate After School Program Specialist...

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  • Jenifer Hamilton - FACE Specialist

    Ms. Jenifer Hamilton was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She relocated to Houston, Texas in 2019. Ms. Hamilton received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Central Florida...

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  • Willie Powell - FACE Specialist

    Willie B. Powell III was born and raised in BlueBell County (Brenham, Texas). He has received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. While attending school online...

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  • Kashana Granville - FACE Specialist at Key Middle School

    Ms. Kashana Granville was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Houston, Texas in 2003 to attend Texas Southern University and has since made Houston her home. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University; Majoring in Administration of Justice and minoring in Public Administration...

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  • Olivia Lemon - FACE Specialist at North Forest High School

    Olivia Lemon is a graduate from Prairie View A&M University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Behavorial & Political Science...

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