Vision: Fort Worth ISD Student Support Services (SSS) provide a comprehensive network of coordinated programs and interventions supporting the health, well being, and academic success of all students.
Mission: Fort Worth ISD Student Support Services professional staff facilitate a wide range of programs and activities during and after school designed to address fundamental social, emotional, interpersonal, and physiological barriers on a child’s educational path. Universal and targeted interventions are provided to meet these primary needs of students thereby maximizing their potential for greater academic success.
Who We Are:
FORT WORTH AFTER SCHOOL (FWAS) - Miguel Garcia Jr., Director
FWAS provides quality needs-based before and after school programs in a safe environment that result in educational, physical and social development for elementary, middle, and high school students.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES - Dale Edmiaston, Director
The Family and Community Resources division coordinates supportive health care services addressing the physical and emotional needs of Fort Worth ISD students and their families delivered through our 4 Family Resource Centers and 6 School-Based Health Centers.
HEALTH SERVICES - Alice Turner-Jackson, Director
School nurses pursue a primary objective of addressing individual student health needs and coordinating an overall school health program in support of educational readiness.
INTERVENTION SERVICES - Vicki Warren, Director
Intervention Specialists enhance student academic achievement by delivering programs and services that address the behavioral, emotional, and social needs of students at secondary campuses.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING - Kathryn Everest, Director
Guidance and Counseling provides training and support to school counselors in their implementation of the FWISD Counseling Frameworks outlining developmentally appropriate interventions in Academic Planning, Career and College Planning, Guidance Instruction, and Responsive Support Services for students at all grade levels. In addition, our Critical Incident Specialist provides District-wide, immediate response services for all campus-based critical incidents.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS - June Davis, Director
FWISD Special Programs provide education, resources, and assistance to students in homeless situations, students eligible to be served under the American Indian Project, and students identified with a Section 504 disability.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT - Danna Diaz, Director
The Student Engagement department works with students, parents, community stakeholders, and FWISD faculty to promote student leadership in a college and career-bound culture through community and student-driven partnerships, interdisciplinary training, and interactive events.
ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY SERVICES (Project Reach) - Nina Jackson, Director
Through an in-school case management program called Project Reach, social workers provide coordination of medical/health, social, academic and support services for pregnant and parenting students who are enrolled at their home campuses district-wide. Project Reach strives to maintain these students at their home campus working toward an end goal of graduation.