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Team Strength!

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Strong in our efforts to inspire our students, families, & community!

Exciting News!

We now have 22 Family & Community Liaisons throughout the district! We are excited to continue growing our team and supporting our community!

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WAVE Pact Wednesday!

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We honor WAVE Pact Wednesday every week by wearing college gear!

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Network Team

What a Loving, Hard-Working Team!!

Kiki: Family Engagement Network Lead

Name: Jacqueline Bispo

Nicknames: Kiki, Jacqui

E-mail: jacquelinebispo@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 726-2170, ext. 92011

Twitter: @EngageVista  









Background: Native Californian (from North to South). Former South Central L.A. High School Girls' Basketball Coach & Science Teacher (A.P. Environmental Science, Biology, Environmental Technology, 9th gr. Integrated Coordinated Science, Leadership); Student Council Advisor; Curriculum Designer (Environmental Technology); 8th gr. Earth Science teacher; Adult School High School Diploma-GED Program Coordinator; Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Mentor; Blended Learning teacher-on-special assignment; K-12 Independent Studies school Administrative Designee

Enjoys: Traveling the world (20 countries outside of the U.S. so far!), cooking, learning, elevating students' minds and happiness, leading for sustainability (Go Green Schools!)

Alma mater: UCLA (B.S. Psychobiology, Minor in Education, & M.Ed. (focus in Social Justice and Secondary Science); Currently at UCSD-CSUSM (Ed.D.)

Hope for our families & community: That we may learn to live sustainably so that future generations will have the resources they need; that all children will have the same opportunities in life & grow up in healthy communities; that all children know their unique gifts & abilities, and meet their personal goals & dreams; that all oppressed groups will peacefully reach justice and respect.

Leticia: Liaison - Grapevine

Name: Leticia Ambriz

Nickname: Lety


Phone: (760) 724-8329, ext. 56008

Twitter: @GrapeVLiaison

Office: Hobb Hall


Background: Born in México and raised in Valley Center, CA. Graduated from Orange Glen High School.

Enjoys: Spending quality time with my family, reading, and shopping.

Alma Mater: Cal State San Marcos

Hope for our families & community: My hope is that our families are able to build strong relationships with schools and the community, utilize the numerous resources that are available, and for parents to learn to advocate for their children. I hope that our families become motivated, engaged, and empowered to be even better parents and teachers for their children. 

Susi: Liaison - Maryland Elementary

Name: Susana Torrico

Nickname: Susi

E-mail: susanatorrico@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 631-6675, ext. 40118

Twitter: @MarylandLiaison

Office: Room 18

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Background: Born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. Spent her summers in Carlsbad and Tijuana, Mexico visiting family. Moved to this area about 17 years ago.

Hope for our families & community: To make a connection with parents and families at her school site and throughout the community. Helping people is a passion of hers and she looks forward to assisting parents and providing them with the resources available in our community.

Lucia: Liaison - Rancho Minerva MS

Name: Lucia Rodriguez-V

E-mail: luciarodriguez-v@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 631-4500, ext. 94095

Twitter: @RMLiaison

Office: Front office


Background: Raised in Davis, CA. Worked with high school students through tutoring and mentoring programs helping them to reach their goals. I have also helped organize for various social justice issues in Sacramento. 


Enjoys: Going to the movies, attending different concerts or hanging out at the beach. Love to travel and find new places to eat great food. 


Alma Mater: CSU Sacramento (B.A. in Sociology, Minor in Chicano/a Studies)

Hope for our families & community:  I hope that with this position I can create a network for families to find empowerment. I would like to have parents and communities invested in the success of their children and to be able to have access to all available resources. 

Gabriela: Liaison - Roosevelt MS

Name: Gabriela Thompson

Title: Family and Community Liaison at RMS

E-mail: gabrielathompson@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 726-8003, ext. 63013

Facebook: Roosevelt Liaison Gabriela Thompson

Twitter: @RMSLiaison

Office: Parent Center


Background: Born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Studied Accounting in College and several years in a Holistic school in South America. I grew up helping my parents at a very young age in their electronics and clothing businesses.  I owned a flower and gift shop for 13 years in México.  At one point I moved to Denver, Colorado and lived there for almost 8 years. At the same time I worked for Jefferson County Human Services as a translator, school clinic aide, and parprofessional. I was a Foster Mom with 11 kids under my care at different times over 3 years. In 2014, I moved back to California and have been working since for VUSD.


Enjoys: I love decorating homes, painting, remodeling etc. I enjoy dancing, love working and interacting with people, spending time with my family and having long conversations with my son, and staying at home.

Hope for our families & community: I hope for our families to get more involved in their child’s education and performance in school. I’d like to get all of the tools and resources possible so I may help parents make that happen. I am working hard to link our families to resources, in becoming more involved in our communities, our school and with other families so we can all reach our common goals, and in the near future see our children become successful members of our society.

You can Count On "Us" to support our families and community!



Nancy: Liaison - Bobier Elementary

Name: Nancy Ramirez

E-mail: nancyramirez@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 724-8501, ext. 55006

Twitter: @BobierLiaison

Office: Parent Room (#38)

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BackgroundBorn in California and raised in Carlsbad. Graduated from Carlsbad High School.

Enjoys: Spending time with my children and husband, playing soccer, traveling, and helping families in need.
Alma Mater: SDSU (B.S. in Psychology) 

Hope for our families & community: To help families get connected to resources and build a connection between school, parents, and community. Helping is my passion and I look forward to helping children succeed.

Lili: Liaison - Hannalei Elementary

Name: Lili Gonzalez

E-mail: liligonzalez@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 631-6248, ext. 42124

Twitter: @HannLiaison

Office: Parent Center (#24)


Background: From Acapulco, Mexico. 

Hope for our families & community: As a community liaison, my goals are to connect with families and provide appropriate resources, support and information that will assist active participation in each child’s education. I hope to serve as a communication link between families, school and our community. I look forward to working with everyone and the school as a team to help all children succeed.

Vivian: Madison Middle

Name: Vivian Boring


Phone: (760) 940-0176, ext. 62006

Twitter: @MadisonLiaison

Office: Back of Office


Background: Worked at another middle school with ELL students and at a high school as campus supervisor. Now I work as a Circle Leader for a Non-profit organization that promotes sustainability. 
Enjoys:  Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing and hiking the outdoors.
Alma Mater:  Cal State LA
Hope for our families & community: To inspire families to work together and build a community within each other that will take them through their academic journey with their students.

Rebecca: Monte Vista Elementary

Name: Rebecca Smith

Nickname: Becky

E-mail: rebeccasmith@vistausd.org



Background: Born and raised in Southern California, graduated from Vista High School. Lived in Austin Texas for 12 years where I begun my career as a Parent Community Liaison in middle school and high school programs.

Hope for our families & community: To serving and empower parents to meet the needs of their children/students. She enjoys working and creating partnerships with community businesses.

Patty: T.H.E. Leadership Academy

Name: Patricia Landeros

Nickname: Patty

E-mail: patricialanderos@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 631-6242

Twitter: @TempleHLiaison

Office: Front Office


Background: Born in San Diego, raised in north county (Vista, San Marcos) Graduated Rancho Buena Vista High School.
Enjoys: Laughing and spending time with my family. Traveling with my husband and children. Giving back to my community and helping families in need.
Hope for our families and community:  I look forward to helping families get connected to great resources and to help build a stronger community one family at a time for a better overall well being of all children. I hope to help parents further develop a bond with their child through parent involvement. I want every family to feel equally important and learn from each other. 

Alicia: Liaison - Casita Center & Vista Magnet MS

Name: Alicia Tabares

E-mail: aliciatabares@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 726-5766 ext. 61015

Twitter: @VMMSLiaison


Background: I grew up in a flower nursery in Vista, CA. Half of my childhood was spent between Oceanside and Vista. Chicana/o Studies & Social Work


Enjoys: The beach, reading, Lucha Libre movies, comic books, graphic novels, and travelling.


Alma Mater: San Diego State University


Hope for our families and communities: For all students to believe that they can go to college, to empower parents to become advocates for their child’s education, to strengthen the connection parents have with our schools and community, help families increase their use of technology, and, finally, for families to use technology as a powerful tool that can positively impact their child’s learning. I hope I can create a welcoming, loving, and safe space for parents to feel comfortable to share their stories and ask for support.