Migrant Education Program (MEP)
The Title 1, Part C Migrant Education Program provides educational and support services for migratory students to ensure they have the same opportunities to meet the same academic standards as other children. The School District of DeSoto County Migrant Education Program provides comprehensive supplemental services to ensure maximum academic achievement and the highest quality education for our migrant students.
Migrant Education Program Goal
The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
- Academic Supplemental Support
- Summer Programs
- Student Progress Monitoring
- GED Information
- Parent & Family Engagement Workshops
- Family Literacy Program
- School Supplies (for school aged children)
- Credit Accrual Program
- Social Services
- Home Visits
Who Qualifies for Migrant Education Program Services?
A child between the ages of 3 and 21 who is, or whose parent, or guardian is a migratory agricultural worker, including a migratory dairy worker or a migratory fisherman. They have moved in the last 36 months across school district or state lines to obtain temporary or seasonal work in agricultural, fishing or poultry work as their principal means of livelihood.
Migrant Program Administration
Kristie Joens, Associate Director of Instructional Services (863) 494-4222 Ext. 1306
Shannon Rhea, Coordinator of Migrant & ESOL Services (863) 494-4222 Ext. 1313
Rocio Alvarez, Parent Engagement Advocate (863) 494-4222 Ext. 1315
Migrant Program Support Staff
Memorial Elementary School - Rosa Mares-Stainbrook (863) 494-2736
Nocatee Elementary School - Angelica Castro (863) 494-0755
West Elementary School - Rocio Alvarez (863) 494-3155
DeSoto Middle School - Beatriz Menendez (863) 494-4133
DeSoto High School - Maria Carmona (863) 494-3434
Out of School Youth - Emma Buenrostro (863) 494-4222
Out of School Youth - Salvador Esparza (863) 494-4222