The PAEC Migrant Education Program serves the school districts of Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, FSU Lab School, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.
Identification/Recruitment: Perform outreach to identify and recruit migrant families in the area. Recruiters visit farms, packing houses, nurseries, and establish contact with various places to ensure that they reach out to families coming into the service area.
Advocacy: Assist migrant families with school registration, IEP meetings, parent/teacher conferences, SNAP registration, research for resources, meet with counselors, principals, etc.
Interstate and Intrastate Coordination: Establish contact with other migrant programs, school districts to obtain school/health records, or to seek additional resources for families.
Health Services: Provide health screenings in Gadsden County during the summer school program for eligible migrant families. Assist migrant families in scheduling appointments for physicals and any other health issue during the year. Assist migrant families in applying for health insurance, Medicaid etc.
Social Services: Translate for migrant families seeking assistance from various social service agencies. Provide referrals and work as a liaison to other social service agencies for migrant families.
Dr. Maria Pouncey - Administrator of Instructional Services
Lucia Esquivel – Assistant Migrant Coordinator
Leewood Shaw – Data Specialist
Rita Vazquez - Program Assistant
Fabiola Garcia - Recruiter
Monica Grimaldo - Recruiter
Adriana Mullis - Recruiter
Blanca Tovias - Recruiter
Isaac Altamirano - Technical Assistant
Sheila Torres - Receptionist
William Reilova - Academic Advocate
Jessica Vazquez - Academic Advocate