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


WAVE Pact Wednesday!

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

Family Engagement 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. & M.Ed.); 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.

Jessica: Liaison - Casita Elementary

Name: Jessica Gutierrez

E-mail: jessicagutierrez@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 724-8442, ext. 50145

Twitter: @CasitaLiaison

Office: Parent Room (Room 18)


Background: Born in La Mirada, California and raised in Vista, California.  

Enjoys: Being in nature and the outdoors, learning about our history and cultures, getting to know our community and working with families. 

Hopes for our families & community: My hope is that our families will utilize our schools as a place of learning, not just for our student but for our parents and caregivers that support our children's education. Our families should have the tools and resources to grow and gain new skill sets so that they can grown in new areas, support their students in many ways, give back to our community, and promote the importance of parent involvement in our schools. I look forward to working with our families to get to know their goals, needs, and cultures so that together we can continue to strengthen our culture of learning not only at school but also at home.   

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.

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.

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: Temple Heights Elem

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. 

Laura: VAVPA

Name: Laura Nuñez

Phone: (760) 941-0880, ext. 44005

Office: Community Room ( Room 80)

Rebecca: Liaison - Rancho Minerva Middle School

Name: Rebecca Smith

Nickname: Becky

E-mail: rebeccasmith@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 631-4500, ext. 64095

Twitter: @RMMSLiaison

Office: Parent Center (Room B106)


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.

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



KIMBERLY: Liaison - Alamosa & Empresa, VVA, Cal.Ave.

Name: Kimberly Holguin

E-mail: kimberlyholguin@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 726-2170, ext. 80224

Twitter: @VistaUSDLiaison

Office: Vista Innovation Center, 204


Background: Born and raised in Vista and a Vista High School graduate. Go Panthers! She is a former Migrant Ed student and CAMP student - two programs which have influenced her to dedicate her skills and training and share them with her community. 
Enjoys: Spending time with family and planning their next adventure together! She likes being outdoors, hiking, grilling, the beach, cooking, reading and shopping.
Alma Mater: CSU San Marcos (B.A. in Spanish)
Hope for our families and community: To make families conscious of all the resources available to them within our community in hopes to increase parent involvement in schools and in their students' education. Ultimately, she would like to see the entire family benefiting from these resources and to continue implementing high educational standards at home, as well as in the schools.  

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 (Bachelor of Science) 

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.

Susy: Liaison - Grapevine Elementary

Name: Susy Aguirre

E-mail: susyaguirre@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 724-8329, ext 56008

Twitter: @GVLiaison

Office: Family Engagement Room

Background: I grew up in Colombia, so when I moved to the United States, I went to several community colleges to learn English and further my education. 

Hope for our families & community: To expand the Parent Center at Grapevine to include a Family Reading Program, Basic Technology Training and to offer a variety of Educational Workshops; to organize a group of parent leaders to support our school at the district level in making changes to meet our student’s educational needs. 

Vivian: Madison Middle

Name: Vivian Boring


Phone: (760) 940-0176, ext. 62006

Twitter: @MadisonLiaison

Office: Back of Office


Background: Worked at another middle with the ELL students. At a high school as campus supervisor. Now I work as a Circle Leader for a Non-profit organization that promotes sustainability. I am also the Fam & Comm. Liaison at Madison.
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.

Lenor: Mission Meadows Elementary

Name: Lenor Barszczuk

E-mail: lenorbarszczuk@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 630-7884, ext. 47010

Twitter: @MMLiaison

Office: Office 2

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Background: Born and raised in San Diego, I traveled to Argentina after high school and lived, worked and raised my family there until 1992 when we moved to Brazil. I was active at all times working with NGO’s in both countries, acquiring many skills useful in working with families and their communities, including being fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Hope for our families & community: I want our parents to feel free and comfortable making their concerns known to their children’s school, and hope to encourage their participation with the school to further their children’s learning experience. I want parents to be able to enjoy all the advantages of the many resources available to them for furthering their and their children’s education.

Jorge: Olive Elementary

Name: Jorge Garcia

E-mail: jorgegarcia@vistausd.org

Phone: (760) 724-7129, ext. 53011

Twitter: @OliveLiaison

Office: Welcome Center (105)



Elizabeth: Roosevelt Middle, Mission Vista HS

Name: Elizabeth Sutton


Phone: (760) 726-8003, ext. 63013

Twitter: @RMSLiaison

Office: Family Center


Background: I was born in Chicago, but spent part of my childhood in Mexico, and then in North County (Oceanside mostly). 

Enjoys: Getting to know the community, traveling, spending time with my children, and taking Zumba classes.
Hope for our families and community:To help in any way possible in strengthening the connection between the community,parents, and school.
Also, to provide an environment that encourages that connection.

Alicia - VMMS

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.