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Connecting in the Classroom

In an ongoing effort to ensure the children CASA of Galveston County serves has the proper educational assessments and academic support, CASA formed an education committee to partner with the school districts to better connect in the classroom. The education committee assists in connecting advocates to district foster care liaisons, school counselors, and teachers to share the mission and message of CASA and how they can most effectively collaborate for the best interest of the child and their academic needs.

A CASA may visit the child at school and contact the teacher(s) for progress information and a copy of the report card each reporting period. A CASA may attend an Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) meeting, as needed, to advocate and support the child’s academic needs. A CASA may also assist the teacher if she or he needs assistance being in touch with the caregiver and to provide educational support to the caregiver and assist with an open line of communication with school staff.

Education Resources

STRIVE Student Incentive Program Form

Education Assistance Referral Request

Education Committee

Mary Patrick


Kristin Orsini

Vice President

Clare Cybak


Dr. Britani Moses

Committee Member

Fred Pellerito

Committee Member

Rita Baldwin

Committee Member

Winifred Weber

Committee Member

Vera Lewis-Jasper

Committee Member