Speakers

SCHOOLS SUMMIT A HEALTHY SCHOOL CLIMATE: ADVANCING STUDENT SUCCESS AND ATTENDANCE

  

     

Lauri Biondo 

Resource Nurse
San Diego Unified School District

Lauri Biondo has been a school nurse for 22 years.  In 2017-18, Lauri managed the Chronic Absence Pilot Project, a nurse-led attendance initiative in the San Diego Unified School District.  She also serves on the San Diego Unified School District Attendance Team and School Attendance Review Board.

      

  

       

Omar Calleros

Coordinator of Full Service Community Schools
San Ysidro School District

Omar has been involved with Community Based Organizations for 19 years, including 14 years at the YMCA of San Diego County, where he served as an Associate Executive Director. Omar is on the Imperial Beach Clinic Board of Directors and is the co-chair for the Live Well San Diego South Region Leadership Team.

  

Kimberly Israel, LCSW

Coordinator of Community Outreach
Escondido Union School District

Kimberly was hired as the district’s first School Social Worker in 2000. Through her tenure as a clinician and student support administrator at EUSD over the past 19 years, she has played an integral role in developing multi-tiered systems of support for students and families. The student and family services team at EUSD includes 30 social workers, 23 family liaisons, 10 counselors, eight behavioral specialists and technicians, eight social work and counseling interns, and a range of community agency providers to support students and families at schools throughout the district.  

Lisa Parker

Executive Director
Chula Vista Elementary School District; Student, Family, Curriculum, and Instructional Services and Support

Lisa Parker has lived her passion for children, families, teaching, and learning as an educator in San Diego Unified and Chula Vista Elementary School Districts for over 40 years.  Lisa served as a principal in CVESD for 18 years and is currently Executive Director of Student, Family, Curriculum, and Instructional Services and Support. She is honored and grateful to work with countless teams and individuals in CVESD all committed to the CVESD motto that each child is an individual of great worth.

  

Pam Smith

Live Well Schools senior advisor

Before her time with Live Well Schools, Pam worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for 15 years, where she served as the Director of Aging and Independence Services and the Director of East and North Central Regions. Ms. Smith was a Governing Board Member of the Chula Vista Elementary School District for 10 years.