Parent Support Specialist One of 20 in Nation Nominated for Positive Impact Award

Mycah Lee Arellano, a Walnut Creek Elementary School parent support specialist and host of The Eagle Talk Show, has been nominated for a Hispanicize “Positive Impact Award.” Arellano’s talk show—the first academic talk show in the state—is sponsored by AISD and is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of parental involvement.

The show is filmed in front of a live audience every month at Walnut Creek Elementary School, and in January celebrated its one-year anniversary. Arellano said the show introduces inspiring guests to families and students, with the goal of motivating parents to become more involved in the community and in their child’s education and success.

The Positive Impact Awards were created in 2013 to honor the memory of Hispanicize co-founder Louis Pagan. The awards recognize people who “contribute selflessly for the betterment of the their community.”

To learn more about Arellano and to vote for him, go to and choose his name from the 2014 Winners dropdown menu in the center of the page. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at the 2014 Hispanicize Unconference in Miami.