Mayra Carranza is our parent facilitator, and she is a very valuable asset to the Springdale team. She works with families to make sure they can tackle barriers and situations that prevent our students from being present and prepared to learn. Mayra won the Tomas Rivera Heroes in Education Award last year, which is presented to educators for the impactful work they are doing in the Latinx community. Mayra has been instrumental in increasing attendance rates, increasing participating in parent-teacher conferences, and establishing English classes for Springdale parents and families. In 2018-2019, alone, Mayra helped organize a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and managed all middle school and extracurricular applications for families, providing equitable access for all families.