Local Homeless Education Liaisons
|District or Charter School||Liaison Name||Liaison Email||Liaison Phone Number|
|Academia Antonia Alonso||Wilma Almonte||Wilma.AlmonteRosario@academia.k12.de.us||302-351-8200|
|Academy of Dover||Chavonne Stewart||Chavonne.Stewart@aod.k12.de.us||302-674-0684|
|Caesar Rodney||Tamara Toles-Torain||Tamara.TolesTorain@cr.k12.de.us||302-698-4800|
|Campus Community||Gamalier Colon||Gamalier.Colon@CCS.k12.de.us||302-736-0403|
|Cape Henlopen||David McDowell||David.McDowell@cape.k12.de.us||302-645-6686|
|Capital (7-12)||Shameka Johnson||Shameka.Johnson@capital.k12.de.us||302-857-4238|
|Capital (K-6)||Rod Fesel||Rod.Fesel@capital.k12.de.us||302-857-4225|
|Charter School of New Castle||Teri Andrews-Cordrey||Teri.Andrews-Cordrey@csnc.k12.de.us||302-324-8901|
|Charter School of Wilmington||Xuan Bui||XBui@charterschool.org||302-651-2727|
|Christina||Angeleatha (Angie) McAdoo||Angeleatha.McAdoo@christina.k12.de.us||302-552-2679|
|DE Design Lab High||Tomica Fletcher||Tomica.Fletcher@design-lab.k12.de.us||302-292-5450|
|DE Military Academy||Debra Certesio||Debra.Certesio@dma.k12.de.us||302-998-0745|
|Early College High School at DSU||Tawanna Prophet-Brinkley||Tawanna.ProphetBrink@echs.k12.de.us||302-678-3247|
|East Side Charter||Ashley Widdoes||Ashley.Widdoes@va.k12.de.us||302-762-5834|
|First State Military Academy||Susan Kane||Susan.Kane@fsmilitary.k12.de.us||302-223-2153|
|First State Montessori||Leah Fyock||Leah.Fyock@fsma.k12.de.us||302-576-1500|
|Freire Charter School||Felicia Harrington||Felicia.Harrington@freirewlmington.org||302-407-4800|
|Gateway Lab School||Emily Cathell||Emily.Cathell@gls.k12.de.us||302-530-6873|
|Great Oaks Charter School||Patrick Ryan||Patrick.Ryan@GOWil.k12.de.us||302-332-6110|
|Indian River||Walter Smith||Walter.Smith@irsd.k12.de.us||302-436-1000|
|Kuumba Academy||Douglas Cuffy||Douglas.Cuffy@kuumba.k12.de.us||302-472-6450|
|Lake Forest||Robert Murphy||Robert.Murphy@lf.k12.de.us||302-284-3020|
|Las Americas Aspira Academy||Lilia Meredith||Lilia.Meredith@laaa.k12.de.us||302-292-1463|
|Laurel||Susan Whaley||Susan.Whaley@laurel.k12.de.us||302-875-6100 x213|
|Milford||Craig Warrington||CWarring@msd.k12.de.us||302-422-1600 x222|
|MOT Charter||Mitch Weiss||Mitch.Weiss@mot.k12.de.us||302-696-2000|
|New Castle Co. VoTech||Debbie Dolde||Debbie.Dolde@nccvt.k12.de.us||302-995-8035|
|Newark Charter||Wendy Boonin||Wendy.Boonin@ncs.k12.de.us||302-369-2001|
|Odyssey Charter||Courtney Papanicolas||Courtney.Papanicolas@Odyssey.k12.de.us||302-994-6490|
|Positive Outcomes||Julie Landis||Julie.Landis@pocs.k12.de.us||302-697-8805|
|Providence Creek Academy||Trina Willey||Trina.Willey@pca.k12.de.us||302-653-6276|
|Red Clay Consolidated||April Anderson||April.Anderson@redclay.k12.de.us||302-552-3714|
|Seaford||Jean Briggs||Jean.Briggs@seaford.k12.de.us||302-629-4587 x2239|
|Sussex Academy||Marilou Conlin||Marilou.Conlin@saas.k12.de.us||302-856-3636|
|Sussex Technical||Carlos Villa||Carlos.Villa@sussexvt.k12.de.us||302-856-0961 x298|
|Thomas A. Edison||Dana Thompkins||Dana.Thompkins@tecs.k12.de.us||302-778-1101|
Local district and charter school homeless education liaisons are responsible for ensuring the identification, school enrollment, attendance, and opportunities for academic success of students in homeless situations. Some of these activities may be performed by the local liaison himself or herself, while others are accomplished by coordinating the efforts of other staff.
Every school district and charter school must designate an appropriate staff person as a local homeless education liaison. This person may also be a coordinator for other federal programs.
Local homeless education liaisons must ensure that:
Children and youth in homeless situations are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other entities and agencies.
Students experiencing homelessness enroll, and have full and equal opportunity to succeed, in school.
Families, children, and youth experiencing homelessness receive educational services for which they are eligible, including Head Start, Even Start, and preschool programs administered by the LEA; and referrals to health, mental health, dental, and other appropriate services.
Parents or guardians of students experiencing homelessness are informed of educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
Public notice of the educational rights of students in homeless situations is disseminated where children and youth receive services.
Enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the Enrollment Disputes section of the McKinney-Vento Act.
Parents, guardians and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness are fully informed of all transportation services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act, including transportation to the school of origin, and are assisted in accessing these services.
Local homeless education liaisons must:
Assist homeless children and youth who do not have immunizations or immunization or medical records to obtain necessary immunizations or immunization or medical records.
Help unaccompanied youth choose and enroll in a school, after considering the youths’ wishes, and provide youth with notice of their right to appeal an enrollment decision that is contrary to their wishes.
Ensure that unaccompanied youth are enrolled in school immediately pending the resolution of any dispute that may arise over school enrollment or placement.
Collaborate and coordinate with State Coordinators for Homeless Education and community and school personnel responsible for the provision of education and related services to children and youth in homeless situations.