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.

Find your FACE Specialist

  • All
  • Alcott ES
  • Almeda ES
  • Anderson ES
  • Arabic Immersion
  • Ashford ES
  • Askew ES
  • Atherton ES
  • Attucks MS
  • Austin HS
  • Barrick ES
  • Bastian ES
  • Baylor College MS
  • BCM Biotech Acad at Rusk
  • Bell ES
  • Bellaire HS
  • Bellfort ECC
  • Benavidez ES
  • Benbrook ES
  • Berry ES
  • Black MS
  • Blackshear ES
  • Bonham ES
  • Bonner ES
  • Braeburn ES
  • Briargrove ES
  • Briarmeadow
  • Briscoe ES
  • Brookline ES
  • Browning ES
  • Bruce ES
  • Burbank ES
  • Burbank MS
  • Burnet ES
  • Burrus ES
  • Bush ES
  • Cage ES
  • Carnegie HS
  • Carrillo ES
  • Challenge EC HS
  • Chavez HS
  • Chrysalis MS
  • Clifton MS
  • Codwell ES
  • Community Services
  • Condit ES
  • Cook ES
  • Coop ES
  • Cornelius ES
  • Crespo ES
  • Crockett ES
  • Cullen MS
  • Cunningham ES
  • Daily ES
  • Davila ES
  • De Chaumes ES
  • Deady MS
  • DeAnda ES
  • DeBakey HS
  • DeZavala ES
  • Dogan ES
  • Durham ES
  • Durkee ES
  • East EC HS
  • Eastwood Acad HS
  • Edison MS
  • Eliot ES
  • Elmore ES
  • Elrod ES
  • Emerson ES
  • Energized ECC
  • Energized ES
  • Energized MS
  • Energy Inst HS
  • E-STEM Central HS
  • E-STEM Central MS
  • E-STEM West MS
  • Farias ECC
  • Field ES
  • Fleming MS
  • Foerster ES
  • Fondren ES
  • Fondren MS
  • Fonville MS
  • Fonwood ECC
  • Forest Brook MS
  • Foster ES
  • Franklin ES
  • Frost ES
  • Furr HS
  • Gallegos ES
  • Garcia ES
  • Garden Oaks
  • Garden Villas ES
  • Golfcrest ES
  • Gregg ES
  • Gregory-Lincoln PK-8
  • Grissom ES
  • Gross ES
  • Halpin ECC
  • Hamilton MS
  • Harper DAEP
  • Harris JR ES
  • Harris RP ES
  • Hartman MS
  • Hartsfield ES
  • Harvard ES
  • Heights HS
  • Helms ES
  • Henderson JP ES
  • Henderson NQ ES
  • Henry MS
  • Herod ES
  • Herrera ES
  • High School Ahead Acad MS
  • Highland Heights ES
  • Hilliard ES
  • Hines-Caldwell ES
  • Hobby ES
  • Hogg MS
  • Holland MS
  • Horn ES
  • Houston MSTC HS
  • HSLJ
  • Isaacs ES
  • Janowski ES
  • Jefferson ES
  • Jones HS
  • Kashmere Gardens ES
  • Kashmere HS
  • Kelso ES
  • Kennedy ES
  • Ketelsen ES
  • Key MS
  • Kinder HSPVA
  • Kolter ES
  • Lamar HS
  • Lanier MS
  • Lantrip ES
  • Las Americas MS
  • Laurenzo ECC
  • Law ES
  • Lawson MS
  • Leland YMCPA
  • Lewis ES
  • Liberty HS
  • Lockhart ES
  • Long Acad
  • Longfellow ES
  • Looscan ES
  • Love ES
  • Lovett ES
  • Lyons ES
  • MacGregor ES
  • Mading ES
  • Madison HS
  • Mandarin Immersion Magnet
  • Marshall ES
  • Marshall MS
  • Martinez C ES
  • Martinez R ES
  • McGowen ES
  • McNamara ES
  • McReynolds MS
  • Memorial ES
  • Meyerland MS
  • Middle College HS - Fraga
  • Middle College HS - Gulfton
  • Milby HS
  • Milne ES
  • Mistral ECC
  • Mitchell ES
  • Montgomery ES
  • Moreno ES
  • Mount Carmel Acad HS
  • Navarro MS
  • Neff ECC
  • Neff ES
  • North Forest HS
  • North Houston EC HS
  • Northline ES
  • Northside HS
  • Oak Forest ES
  • Oates ES
  • Ortiz MS
  • Osborne ES
  • Paige ES
  • Park Place ES
  • Parker ES
  • Patterson ES
  • Peck ES
  • Pershing MS
  • Petersen ES
  • Pilgrim Acad
  • Pin Oak MS
  • Piney Point ES
  • Pleasantville ES
  • Poe ES
  • Port Houston ES
  • Pugh ES
  • Reagan Ed Ctr PK-8
  • Red ES
  • Revere MS
  • Reynolds ES
  • Rice School PK-8
  • River Oaks ES
  • Roberts ES
  • Robinson ES
  • Rodriguez ES
  • Rogers T H
  • Roosevelt ES
  • Ross ES
  • Rucker ES
  • Sanchez ES
  • Scarborough ES
  • Scarborough HS
  • School at St. George ES
  • Scroggins ES
  • Secondary DAEP
  • Seguin ES
  • Shadowbriar ES
  • Shadydale ES
  • Sharpstown HS
  • Sharpstown Intl
  • Shearn ES
  • Sherman ES
  • Sinclair ES
  • Smith ES
  • South EC HS
  • Southmayd ES
  • Sterling HS
  • Stevens ES
  • Stevenson MS
  • Sugar Grove MS
  • Sutton ES
  • Tanglewood MS
  • TCAH
  • Thomas MS
  • Thompson ES
  • Tijerina ES
  • Tinsley ES
  • Travis ES
  • TSU Charter
  • Twain ES
  • Valley West ES
  • Wainwright ES
  • Walnut Bend ES
  • Waltrip HS
  • Washington HS
  • Welch MS
  • Wesley ES
  • West Briar MS
  • West University ES
  • Westbury HS
  • Westside HS
  • Wharton K-8
  • Wheatley HS
  • Whidby ES
  • White E ES
  • White M ES
  • Whittier ES
  • Williams MS
  • Wilson Montessori
  • Windsor Village ES
  • Wisdom HS
  • Woodson
  • Worthing HS
  • Yates HS
  • Young ES
  • Young Learners
  • Young Scholars

Meet the FACE Team

  • Candice Castillo - Executive Officer, Student Support Services

    Candice Castillo was born and raised in Panama City, Panama has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a master’s degree in Global Management and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education degree in Ethical Leadership at the University of St. Thomas...

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  • 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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  • Dyan Harris - FACE Specialist

    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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  • Nick Meza - FACE Specialist

    Nicolas Meza was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Milby High School, Mr. Meza received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Houston...

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  • Vanessa Vargas - FACE Specialist

    Ms. Vanessa Vargas is a native Houstonian and a first-generation college graduate. She attended San Jacinto College, where she earned a Paralegal degree. In addition, Ms. Vargas received an Administration degree from the University of Houston Downtown...

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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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  • Leroy Wallace - FACE Specialist at Fleming Middle School

    Leroy Wallace II is a Florida native born in Tampa, but spent most of his years growing up in Panama City. (FL) After graduating attended the University of Mississippi before relocating to Houston in 2005, where he then attended Prairie View A&M University earning...

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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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