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January 6, 2020

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ESC-20's NEW Family Engagement Consultant!

Meet Claudia Vargas-Ramirez

Claudia Vargas-Ramirez was born in San Antonio, TX. Both her parents and siblings emigrated from Mexico a year before she was born, thus Claudia proudly considers herself a first-generation American. Having more than 20 years' experience, her work focuses on enhancing Bilingual/ESL programs, instruction and leadership.


She is proud to be bilingual, bicultural and biliterate. Having attended San Antonio ISD's public schools, Claudia graduated from Lanier HS as Valedictorian. She got her B.A. in Latino Studies from Dartmouth College and later her Master's in Education Leadership from UTSA.


Her passion lies in educating our future generations and ensuring that ALL students receive equitable access to the educational system.

#MakeitHappen #MakeitRemarkable #MakeaConnection


You can contact Claudia at

Claudia.VargasRamirez@esc20.net

210-370-5463

A Final Note from Kimberly

Happy New Year!

I have transitioned into a new position at ESC-20 as a Special Education Statewide Liaison. This position is a great NEW learning experience for me and an opportunity to focus my energies and expertise to supporting special education programs and positively impacting students receiving special education services in our Region and across the State.


For those of you that have been with me the 10 years I've been here at ESC-20 as the parent/family contact, you will remember that I was hired as a Special Education Curriculum and Instruction Specialist. It was once I started this new position, "an extra duty assigned" was given to me and this "extra duty assigned" was the absolute best! I have LOVED all the opportunities I've had to share parent/family resources, trainings and work with our districts/charters on building stronger home-school partnerships! I truly believe there is an IMPACT for our students (academically, behaviorally, socially and emotionally) when parents/families and the school professionals are true partnerships and work together to support learning at home and at school!


Claudia will be a strong force to keep this great work moving forward! Family Engagement is work we all do on a daily basis and I look forward to taking my experiences with me in my new position!


You can still reach me at anytime at

Kimberly.Baumgardner@esc20.net

(210) 370-5431


Many blessings to you and your family!

~Kimberly

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