Parent Support Specialists

Parent Support Specialists

Austin ISD Parent Support Specialists are charged to identify, develop, and engage parents in their child's education by:

  • Providing Parent and Family Support
    Organize and conduct parent training sessions to help parents navigate school systems and the District; organize meetings for parents to disseminate information and to gather input from them; and provide resources and referrals for academic, social service and other support.
  • Conduct Communications and Outreach
    Connect schools to parents via multicultural outreach efforts.
  • Create Parent Leadership Opportunities/PTA
    Identify, develop and engage parents in their child's school(s) community and connect them to leadership role opportunities at the school and within the District such as:  Parents & Family as Co-teachers, Parents & Family as Co-trainers, Parents & Family as Resources, Parents & Family as Decision Makers.

Schools with Parent Support Specialists

Parent Support Specialists, who are funded 50% by the City of Austin*, are placed in Title I schools. That is, they work at schools with student populations from families determined to be of low-income.

Elementary Schools
  • Allison*
  • Andrews*
  • Barrington*
  • Blackshear
  • Blanton*
  • Blazier*
  • Brooke*
  • Brown*
  • Campbell*
  • Cook*
  • Dawson*
  • Galindo*
  • Govalle*
  • Graham*
  • Guerrero-Thompson*
  • Harris*
  • Hart*
  • Houston*
  • Jordan*
  • Langford*
  • Linder*
  • McBee*
  • Metz*
  • Norman*
  • Oak Springs*
  • Odom*
  • Ortega*
  • Overton*
  • Padrón*
  • Palm*
  • Pecan Springs*
  • Perez*
  • Pickle*
  • Pillow*
  • Pleasant Hill *
  • Reilly*
  • Rodriguez*
  • Sanchez*
  • Sims*
  • St. Elmo*
  • Travis Heights*
    Uphaus*
  • Walnut Creek*
    Webb Primary*
  • Widén*
  • Williams*
  • Winn*
  • Wooldridge*
  • Wooten*
  • Zavala*
Middle Schools
  • Bedicheck
    Bertha Sadler Means YWLA*
    Burnet
  • Covington*
  • Dobie
  • Garcia YMLA
    Kealing
    Lively (Fulmore)
    Martin
    Mendez
  • Paredes
  • Webb*
High Schools
  • ALC
    Ann Richards
    Akins
  • Crockett
    Eastside Memorial
    International
    LBJ
    Navarro (Lanier)
  • Northeast (Reagan)
  • Travis