Parent & Family Engagement Program


Southwest ISD has adopted six goals in the District Strategic Plan 2021 and the Parent & Family Engagement program utilizes parents, families and the community to target all six goals through a partnership with schools.



  • GOAL 1:SWISD will provide a comprehensive framework of learning that is engaging, flexible, rigorous, supportive, and relevant to college/ career readiness for all students.


  • GOAL 2:SWISD will foster an environment in which social and emotional support is a priority for all.


  • GOAL 3:SWISD will constantly utilize timely multifaceted communication that reaches all member of our SWISD community.


  • GOAL 4:SWISD will create a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where all students succeed.


  • GOAL 5:SWISD will capitalize on the strengths, resources, and abilities of our diverse community to become successful, global citizens.


  • GOAL 6:We will provide professional development for instructional methodology that is relevant to needs of students, teacher and administrators in a timely manner.


Parent & Family Engagement is organized through each campus based on the needs and interest of their community.  Title I, Part A funds are allotted at each campus to provide parent engagement opportunities, parent training, and general community outreach.  All parent engagement opportunities are available in English and Spanish.  To learn more about specific campus events please view the Parent webpage for your child’s campus or speak to your campus Parents and Community Engagement (PACE) facilitator.




Southwest ISD Parent & Family Engagement is a collaborative program involving various different programs to meet the needs of our community.  District level members involved with Parent & Family Engagement are:


Loretta Zavala 
Director of External Programs & Grants


Marie Phelps
irector of Student & Outreach Services


Luis Gonzalez
Coordinator of Guidance & Counseling Services


Victoria Gaeta
Director of Community Education


Frances Barcenez
Assistant Superintendent of Administration & Human Resources


Jesse Garcia
Executive Director of Community Partnerships


Campus Parent and Community Engagement Facilitators are:

Southwest Elementary

Sun Valley Elementary

Indian Creek Elementary

Bob Hope Elementary

Sky Harbour Elementary

Hidden Cove Elementary

Big Country Elementary

Elm Creek Elementary

Kriewald Road Elementary

Spicewood Park Elementary

Medio Creek Elementary

McNair Middle School

McAuliffe Middle School

Scobee Middle School

Resnik Middle School

Southwest High School

Southwest Legacy High School