Nancy Alvarez

CISD Names Nancy Alvarez as Coordinator for Teacher & Family Engagement

District experiences growth; position provides additional teacher and parent support

Today, Celina Independent School District announced Nancy Alvarez will serve as the Coordinator for Teacher & Family Engagement, effective July 1. Currently Ms. Alvarez serves as the Celina Primary Campus principal.

“I am incredibly excited to serve in this new role,” Ms. Alvarez said. “In this role, I can serve the entire district by providing additional teacher support with the creation of a strong CISD teacher-mentor program, as well as identifying areas where we can increase parent involvement.”

CISD created this opportunity after a six-month listening tour with teachers, parents and staff expressing the need to increase support due to enrollment. Dr. Tom Maglisceau, Superintendent of Schools, led the listening tour and worked with his leadership team to design a role that will have an immediate and long-term impact. 

“Our teachers are one of the most valuable assets to an excellent school district,” Maglisceau said. “With this role, we are investing back into our teacher growth, which in turn will have a positive impact on student success.”

“Excellence and innovation are just two of our district’s principals, both of which play very well into our commitment to continuous improvement,” Maglisceau said. “But any time you increase expectations and rigor, you must commit to increased support. With this new position, we are investing in our commitment to our staff and continuous improvement, all of which will have a positive impact on student success.”

Additionally, Alvarez will begin meeting with both parents and staff prior to the 2023-24 school year to listen and develop a plan to meet their needs. 

“Two areas of research validate that CISD continues to be cutting-edge and strategically proactive in serving students,” Maglisceau added. “The areas of research show higher teacher retention when they have direct support, and high student achievement is correlated with high levels of parent involvement.”

As the district continues to grow and has a need to open a campus per school year, this position is key to growing district culture and parent connection.