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McKinney-Vento Contacts
Phone: (480) 472-0291 ~ Fax: (480) 472-0296

Families in Transitin Liaison ~ Rita Bracamonte-Rodriguez

Phone: (480) 472-0291
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Greetings! My name is Rita Bracamonte-Rodriguez. I have privilege of serving Mesa Public Schools as the Homeless Family Liaison.  I have over 10 years of experience in education and am currently a student at Arizona State University studying Non Profit Administration and Justice Studies.  I am proud to say that I am a product of Mesa Public Schools having attended Field, Highland, Poston and Mountain View.  Since attending these great schools, I always aspired to make a difference in my community so I believe I am right where I belong. The issue of Homelessness is an issue dear to my heart. I enjoy seeing hope in the eyes of every child and believe their education will be the key to overcoming many of the obstacles they will face. My favorite quote is from Pablo Picasso who once said, "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how do it."

Families in Transition Counselor ~ Melissa Valenzuela

Phone: (480) 308-7567
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Hello I am Melissa Valenzuela, born and raised in the East Valley of Arizona. I graduated from Arizona State University and had the privilege of teaching for Mesa Public Schools as a Spanish teacher for nine years. I obtained a Master's degree in Educational Counseling and continued my career in Mesa as a Counselor. Fifteen years later my career took me to Combs High School where I was the Department Chair of Counseling. Seven years later I moved to the East Valley Institute of Technology as the Director of Enrollment. I am so excited to return to Mesa Public Schools to serve the community as the McKinney-Vento Counselor. I look forward to working with the families and community members to ensure that all of our students are educated with unprecedented excellence.  

Families in Transition Assistant ~ Jane Foley-Graeff

Phone: (480) 472-0295
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Families in Transition Transportation Liaison

Laura Meade

Phone: (480) 472-0180
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State Homeless Education Coordinator

Alexis Clermont   

Phone: (602) 542-4963
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National Center for Homeless Education



Director of Title I & School Improvement

Dr. Patricia Estes

Phone: (480) 472-0292
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