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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 Opportunties/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 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
Casey
Cook
Dawson
Dobie PK
Galindo

Govalle
Graham
Guerrero-Thompson
Harris
Hart
Houston
Jordan
Joslin
Langford
Linder
McBee
Metz
Norman
Oak Springs

Odom
Ortega
Overton
Padron
Palm
Pecan Springs
Perez
Pickle
Pillow
Pleasant Hill 
Reilly
Rodriguez
Sanchez
Sims

St. Elmo
Travis Heights
Walnut Creek
Widen
Williams
Winn
Wooldridge
Wooten
Zavala


Middle Schools

Bertha Salder Means YWLA
Covington
Dobie
Garcia YMLA
Paredes
Webb

   

High Schools

Akins
Crockett
LBJ
Travis