The Lincoln County School District announces that employee Ana Gil has been hired as Hispanic Family and Community Liaison, a newly created district position.
Gil started with the LCSD in 1995 as an assistant and bilingual tutor.
According to a release from LCSD, Gil consistently goes the extra mile to help Spanish speaking families understand what is best to support their students.
“My job is very important because I will be able to find resources and create a bridge of communication between the Hispanic Community, Lincoln County School District and agencies," Gil said and she translates, “Mi trabajo es muy importante porque podré encontrar recursos y crear un puente de comunicación entre la comunidad hispana, el distrito escolar del condado Lincoln y las agencias.”
The primary purpose of the position is to provide a bridge of communication between the Hispanic community of Lincoln County and the Lincoln County School District. The Hispanic Family and Community Liaison is the primary advocate and systems navigator for LCSD’s Hispanic families. The work requires speaking in Spanish and English with Spanish speaking students and families. This will include translating supports for Spanish speaking parents.
Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray said the hire is part of the overall plan to increase equity in the district.
“This position will help to ensure that all students in our district have the support they need to be successful and engaged in our schools," Gray said. "The families will have a trusted ally to help them navigate the policies and programs offered in our schools. They should feel welcomed."
For more information, contact the Lincoln County School District at 541-265-9211.