I am Darlene Chavez, the COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS (CIS) COORDINATOR at Benito Martinez Elementary. I have a Bachelors in Social Work from UTEP and have been at our campus for over 18 years! I help organize student campus wide activities, as well as interact with recommended students who struggle with academics, attendance, behavior, social service needs, and/or family changes. Students may be referred by admin, teachers, school counselor, staff, or parents. A CIS flyer will soon be available under the "CIS Information" link.
I am also serving as the PARENT and FAMILY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON at our school. I help coordinate monthly school wide events at our campus or Partner in Education facilities. In addition, I will hold classes/presentations every 9 weeks given by community agencies/organizations. I am also involved in assisting with meetings given by our admin or counselor.
Parent and Family Engagement Liaison
Room Number: 127
Email Darlene Chavez