Family and Community Engagement Network Team

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Name: Jacqueline Bispo

Nicknames: Kiki, Jacqui

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 726-2170, ext. 92011

Vista Institute for Parents website:

Jacqueline Bispo

Background: 2021 California State Assembly District 76's Woman of the Year. Native Californian (from North to South). Former South Central L.A. High School Girls' Basketball Coach & Science Teacher (A.P. Environmental Science, Biology, Environmental Technology, 9th gr. Integrated Coordinated Science, Leadership); Student Council Advisor; Curriculum Designer (Environmental Technology); 8th gr. Earth Science teacher; Adult School High School Diploma-GED Program Coordinator; Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Mentor; Blended Learning teacher-on-special assignment; K-12 Independent Studies school Administrative Designee

Enjoys: Traveling the world (20 countries outside of the U.S. so far!), cooking, learning, elevating students' minds and happiness, leading for sustainability

Alma mater: UCLA (B.S. Psychobiology, Minor in Education, & M.Ed. (focus in Social Justice and Secondary Science)); (unfinished) UCSD-CSUSM (Ed.D.)

Hope for our families & community: That we may learn to live sustainably so that future generations will have the resources they need; that all children will have equitable opportunities in life & grow up in healthy communities; that all children know their unique gifts & abilities, and meet their personal goals & dreams; that all oppressed groups will peacefully reach justice and respect.


Name: Nancy Ramirez

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 724-8442, ext. 50006 

Office: Front office

Nancy Ramirez

Background: Born in California and raised in Carlsbad. Graduated from Carlsbad High School.

Enjoys: Spending time with my children and husband, playing soccer, traveling, and helping families in need.

Alma Mater: SDSU (B.S. in Psychology)

Hope for our families & community: To help families get connected to resources and build a connection between school, parents, and community. Helping is my passion and I look forward to helping children succeed.


Name: Lili Gonzalez

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 631-6248, ext. 42124 

Office: Parent Center (#24)

Hannalei website:

 Lili Gonzalez

Background: Graduated from CUSM with a BA in Human Development with a concentration in counseling. Has been with VUSD since 2011, working three years in Special Education and in her fifth year as Community Liaison. Before coming to VUSD, she worked as a Behavior Therapist for a private company, a facilitator for PIQE (Parent Institute for a Quality Education) providing workshops for families of elementary, middle and high school students, and working as an academic advisor intern in CSUSM's undergraduate department.

Hope for our families & community: As a community liaison, my goals are to connect with families and provide appropriate resources, support and information that will assist active participation in each child's education. I hope to serve as a communication link between families, school and our community. Another goal is to empower families through technology workshops and leadership positions in school to help and to inspire other parents to do the same, and I hope to continue to encourage parents to give back to the community by leading the Tech Workshops. I look forward to working with everyone and the school as a team to help all children succeed.

Enjoys: Spending time with my family, outdoors activities, camping, traveling, and helping my community by empowering parents and helping those in need in any way I can.


Name: Susana Torrico

Nickname: Susi

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 631-6675, ext. 40118 

Office: Room 18

Maryland website:

Susana Torrico

Background: Born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. Spent her summers in Carlsbad and Tijuana, Mexico visiting family. Moved to this area about 17 years ago.

Hope for our families & community: To make a connection with parents and families at her school site and throughout the community. Helping people is a passion of hers and she looks forward to assisting parents and providing them with the resources available in our community.



PATTY: Murray HS Liaison

Name: Patricia "Patty" Vega

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 631-2502, ext. 89008

Office: Front office


Background: Born and raised in Vista. Attended two VUSD schools: Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts K-8 and Vista High School (Class of 2015). Worked for VUSD from 2015-16 at Rancho Minerva Middle School as an Instructional Assistant for the After School Program, and as the Community Liaison for Beaumont Elementary School since January 2017.

Enjoys: Road trips, concerts, music festival, going out to eat, spending time with friends and family, Disneyland & California Adventure.

Alma Mater: Currently enrolled at Palomar College, VHS alum

Hope for families and community: My hope for the families and community is to be able to reach out to every family in need; to enable parents in areas that may be difficult for them, and encourage them to become their child's advocate. I want to enlighten parents and students of all the resources that are available for them to be successful. I want students and parents to know that they can overcome any barrier that they may encounter and that they don't have to do it alone.



Name: Leticia Ambriz

Nickname: Lety

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 724-8329, ext. 56607 

Office: Room 601


Grapevine website:

Leticia Ambriz

Background: Born in México and raised in Valley Center, CA. Graduated from Orange Glen High School.

Enjoys: Spending quality time with my family, reading, and shopping.

Alma Mater: Cal State San Marcos

Hope for our families & community: My hope is that our families are able to build strong relationships with schools and the community, utilize the numerous resources that are available, and for parents to learn to advocate for their children. I hope that our families become motivated, engaged, and empowered to be even better parents and teachers for their children.  


Name: Gabriela Thompson

Nickname: Gabby

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (760) 726-8003, ext. 63013 

Twitter: @RMSLiaison

Office: Parent Center

Facebook: Roosevelt Liaison Gabriela Thompson

Roosevelt website:
Background: Born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Studied Accounting in College and several years in a Holistic school in South America. Grew up helping her parents in their electronics and clothing businesses. Owned a flower and gift shop for 13 years in México. Lived in Denver, Colorado for almost 8 years and worked for Jeffco Public School for seven year as a translator, school clinic aide, and parprofessional. Worked for Jefferson County Human Services as a foster parent with 11 kids under her care at different times over three years. In 2014, moved back to California and has been working since for VUSD.

Enjoys: She enjoys decorating homes, painting, remodeling, dancing, working and interacting with people, spending time with family and having long conversations with her son, and staying at home.

Hope for our families & community: Gabby hopes for our families to get more involved in their child's education and performance in school. She would like to gather all of the tools and resources possible to help parents make that happen. She is working hard to link our families to resources; becoming more involved in our communities, our school and with other families so we can all reach our common goals; and in the near future, see our children become successful members of our society.


:Shaina Mendoza

E-mail[email protected]

Phone: (760) 631-6242, ext.43005

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