As a mother of two, Lusia Requenes has been deeply involved in her children’s lives. Despite that involvement, she was surprised how unaware she had been that their school, Emerson Elementary, was in need of help. She has since made it her mission to communicate to parents the knowledge of school performance and how it effects their children’s education. As a community and family specialist for Emerson Elementary, she provides the bridge that connects schools and families to ensure the collaboration necessary to foster the best experience possible in their schools. Lusia is a graduate of Wichita State University and served as ESL Aide for two years prior to her current position. She was also a stay-at-home mother for nine years before her work with the school district.