Local Homeless Education Liaisons
Local homeless education liaisons are Local Educational Agency (LEA) staff 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 LEA, otherwise known as school district, must designate an appropriate staff person as a local homeless education liaison. This person may also be a coordinator for other federal programs.
Local 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 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.
Homeless Liaison Directory
|District or Charter School||Liaison Name||Phone Number|
|Academia Antonia Alonso||Wilma Almontefirstname.lastname@example.org||351-8200|
|Academy of Dover||Chavonne Stewartemail@example.com||674-0684|
|Brandywine||Pamela (PJ) Facciolofirstname.lastname@example.org||761-7420|
|Caesar Rodney||Tamara Toles-Torainemail@example.com||698-4800|
|Campus Community||Howard Kimmelfirstname.lastname@example.org||736-0403|
|Cape Henlopen||David McDowellemail@example.com||645-6686|
|Capital (7-12)||Shameka Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||857-4238|
|Capital (K-6)||Rod Feselemail@example.com||857-4225|
|Charter School of New Castle||Teri Andrews-Cordreyfirstname.lastname@example.org||324-8901|
|Charter School of New Castle||Cynthia Brownemail@example.com||324-8901|
|Charter School of Wilmington||Jonathan Gillespiefirstname.lastname@example.org||651-2727|
|Christina||Angeleatha (Angie) McAdooemail@example.com||552-2679|
|DE Academy of Public Safety||Kimberly Whytefirstname.lastname@example.org||302-322-6050|
|DE Design Lab High||Avery Sherrodemail@example.com||292-5450|
|DE Military Academy||Debra Certesiofirstname.lastname@example.org||998-0745|
|Early College High School at DSU||Tawanna Prophet-Brinkleyemail@example.com||678-3247|
|East Side Charter||Ashley Widdoesfirstname.lastname@example.org||762-5834|
|First State Military Academy||Susan Kaneemail@example.com||223-2150|
|First State Montessori||Courtney Foxfirstname.lastname@example.org||576-1500|
|Freire Charter School||Felicia Wenellemail@example.com||521-0432|
|Gateway Lab School||Emily Cathellfirstname.lastname@example.org||633-4091|
|Great Oaks Charter School||Patrick Ryan||patrick.ryan@GOWil.k12.de.us||332-6110|
|Indian River||Walter Smithemail@example.com||436-1000|
|Kuumba Academy||Douglas Cuffyfirstname.lastname@example.org||660-4750|
|Lake Forest||Robert Murphyemail@example.com||284-3020|
|Las Americas Aspira Academy||Lilia Meredithfirstname.lastname@example.org||292-1463|
|MOT Charter||Allison Banburyemail@example.com||376-5125|
|New Castle Co. VoTech||Debbie Doldefirstname.lastname@example.org||995-8035|
|Newark Charter||Wendy Booninemail@example.com||369-2001|
|Odyssey Charter||Courtney Papanicolas||Courtney.Papanicolas@Odyssey.k12.de.us||994-6490|
|Positive Outcomes||Julie Landisfirstname.lastname@example.org||697-8805|
|Providence Creek Academy||Trina Willeyemail@example.com||653-6276|
|Red Clay Consolidated||April Andersonfirstname.lastname@example.org||552-3714|
|Seaford||Jean Briggsemail@example.com||629-4587 x2239|
|Sussex Academy||Marilou Conlinfirstname.lastname@example.org||856-3636|
|Sussex Technical||Carlos Villaemail@example.com||856-0961 x298|
|Thomas A. Edison||Essence Stewartfirstname.lastname@example.org||778-1101|