Local Homeless Education Liaisons
|District or Charter School||Liaison Name||Liaison Phone Number||Liaison Email|
|Academia Antonia Alonso||Wilma Almonte Rosario||302-351-8200||Wilma.AlmonteRosario@academia.k12.de.us|
|Academy of Dover||Brittany Heitmann||302-674-0684||Brittany.Heitmann@AOD.k12.de.us|
|Brandywine (6-12)||Lorraine James||302-793-5019||Lorraine.James@bsd.k12.de.us|
|Brandywine (K-5)||Dawn Hall||302-762-7165||Dawn.Hall@bsd.k12.de.us|
|Caesar Rodney||Tamara Toles-Torain||302-698-4800||Tamara.TolesTorain@cr.k12.de.us|
|Campus Community||Jaime Strayer||302-736-0403||Jaime.Strayer@CCS.k12.de.us|
|Cape Henlopen||Craig Warrington||302-645-6686||Craig.Warrington@cape.k12.de.us|
|Capital (7-12)||Shameka Johnson||302-857-4238||Shameka.Johnson@capital.k12.de.us|
|Capital (K-6)||Rod Fesel||302-857-4225||Rod.Fesel@capital.k12.de.us|
|Charter School of New Castle||Teri Andrews-Cordrey||302-324-8901||Teri.Andrews-Cordrey@csnc.k12.de.us|
|Charter School of Wilmington||Xuan Bui||302-651-2727||XBui@charterschool.org|
|Christina||Angeleatha (Angie) McAdoo||302-552-2679||Angeleatha.McAdoo@christina.k12.de.us|
|DE Military Academy||Debra Certesio||302-998-0745||Debra.Certesio@dma.k12.de.us|
|Early College High School at DSU||Tawanna Prophet-Brinkley||302-678-3247||Tawanna.ProphetBrink@echs.k12.de.us|
|East Side Charter||Tysheik Covington||302-743-2744||Tysheik.Covington@escs.k12.de.us|
|First State Military Academy||Patrick Gallucci||302-223-2150||Patrick.Gallucci@fsmilitary.k12.de.us|
|First State Montessori||Tracy Long||302-576-1500||Tracy.Long@fsma.k12.de.us|
|Freire Charter School||Michael Jackson||302-893-3847||Michael.Jackson@freirewlmington.org|
|Gateway Lab School||Emily Cathell||302-530-6873||Emily.Cathell@gls.k12.de.us|
|Great Oaks Charter School||Kaitleen Gillis||302-660-4790 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Indian River||Walter Smith||302-436-1000||Walter.Smith@irsd.k12.de.us|
|Kuumba Academy||Ken Brownemail@example.com|
|Lake Forest||Dustin Weller||302-284-3020||Dustin.Weller@lf.k12.de.us|
|Las Americas Aspira Academy||Lilia Meredith||302-292-1463||Lilia.Meredith@laaa.k12.de.us|
|Laurel||Susan Whaley||302-875-6100 x213||Susan.Whaley@laurel.k12.de.us|
|MOT Charter||Mitch Weiss||302-696-2000||Mitch.Weiss@mot.k12.de.us|
|New Castle Co. VoTech||Debbie Dolde||302-995-8035||Debbie.Dolde@nccvt.k12.de.us|
|Newark Charter||Wendy Boonin||302-369-2001||Wendy.Boonin@ncs.k12.de.us|
|Odyssey Charter||Courtney Papanicolas||302-994-6490||Courtney.Papanicolas@Odyssey.k12.de.us|
|Positive Outcomes||Julie Landis||302-697-8805||Julie.Landis@pocs.k12.de.us|
|Providence Creek Academy||April Weaver||302-653-6276||April.Weaver@pca.k12.de.us|
|Red Clay Consolidated||April Anderson||302-552-3714||April.Anderson@redclay.k12.de.us|
|Seaford||Jean Briggs||302-629-4587 x1575||Jean.Briggs@seaford.k12.de.us|
|Sussex Academy||Marilou Conlin||302-856-3636||Marilou.Conlin@saas.k12.de.us|
|Sussex Montessori Charter School||Lisa Coldiron||302-404-5367||Lisa.Coldiron@sussexms.k12.de.us|
|Sussex Technical||Carlos Villa||302-856-0961 x298||Carlos.Villa@sussexvt.k12.de.us|
|Thomas A. Edison||Dana Thompkins||302-778-1101||Dana.Thompkins@tecs.k12.de.us|
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.