Special Programs
1900 Price Road (Rm.211F), Brownsville, Texas 78521
Phone: (956) 548-8137 Fax: (956)548-8238
 
Mission Statement
The mission of the Special Programs Department is to improve student achievement by providing leadership and guidance in the implementation and evaluation of state and federal funded campus and district initiatives. The Special Programs department assists campuses and the District in their effort to increase student achievement through research-based strategies such as

• Improving teacher and principal quality through prescriptive professional development;
• Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers and administrators at the campus-level;
• Reducing the class-size at 5th grade;
• Acquiring valuable resources and materials in combination with research-based strategies to close the achievement of gap of the students most at-risk of not graduating; and
• Providing assistance to students and their families who meet the eligibility criteria for the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Program.
Department Personnel
Mary Tolman
Administrator

Teresa Ruiz
Administrative Assistant
698-8137
truiz@bisd.us
 
Emily Garcia
Accounting Clerk
698-2477
emilylongoria@BISD.us

Estela L. Barrientes
Supervisor for Special Programs
698-0246
elbarrientes@bisd.us

Rosa Herrera
Accountant Clerk
698-1819
riherrera@bisd.us