Parent and Family Engagement



Our mission is to build a community where parents and families feel welcomed, seen, and heard.


The Lemon Grove School District is committed to nurturing a strong partnership with our amazing families. We believe that well-informed and engaged families are the key to ensuring the success of all LGSD students, both in school and in life. Therefore we seek to provide parents and caregivers with the support, resources, and information needed to be proactive and involved in their children’s education.

We want to hear your voice!

We would love your feedback on our current mission and vision. What do you like about it? Should we add anything? Let your voice be HEARD! Click on the button below to access the survey.

Our Team

Azucena Garcia

Parent and Family Engagement Specialist

Lemon Grove School District

Hello! My name is Azucena and I am the Parent and Family Engagement Specialist for Lemon Grove School District. I am very excited to connect with all of the diverse families from LGSD so that we can build a community that’s full of support, learning, and growth for our families and students. I was born in Nayarit, Mexico and my family moved to San Diego when I was 10 years old. We moved to Chollas View where I went to school from sixth to twelfth grade.

I have a bachelor’s in mathematics from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR), after I graduated I moved to Japan for a year to teach English. I have 10 years experience in education, I have been an academic coach and a math teacher for 9th and 11th grade. I am a first generation college graduate and this experience, as well as my experience as an immigrant, have helped me understand how important it is to help families feel more confident in their ability to support students at home.

Everyone at LGSD is very excited to collaborate more with all families to make sure that you have everything you need to feel successful and capable of supporting your children from home. Thank you for your time. I would love to meet you, please send me a message at Have a great day!

Lemon Grove Academy Elementary

Emma Rios

Parent Volunteer Coordinator LGA Elementary

Hello!! My name is Emma Ríos, I am a LGA Parent Volunteer Coordinator, I came to this community in 1991, I have 2 children who graduated from the Lemon Grove School District. In 1998, I had the privilege of beginning my experience as a volunteer, of which, as time passed I learned the importance of, as a parent, to make our voice heard. In 2006 I was invited to be part of the committees that are part of our schools, and I had the opportunity to be ELAC President, ELAC Vice President, DELAC Representative, PTA President, PTA Vice President, (until today a member) SSC, also be part of the propaganda of the Prop, W. Which was of great importance to our community for the remodeling of our Library and remodeling of our Schools, I was part of firms to bring our UCSD clinic to our community which many of our families have benefited as well as our program of Feeding America.

In 2015 I accepted this position and began my experience as a staff of the Lemon Grove District, which to this day is my pleasure to help our teachers, families, students and above all continue to get involved in projects that are positive for our community ..

If you need help, please do not hesitate to call or reach me at LGA Elementary!

Francis Lacsamana

Parent Engagement Lead LGA Elementary

FRANCISCO LACSAMANA has been teaching kindergarten at LGAE for the past 16 years. He earned his B.A. from SDSU and has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from UC Berkeley. Prior to coming to Lemon Grove he taught for the Oakland Unified School District and at an international school in Singapore, Asia. He lives in Lemon Grove with his wife, Binita and his 8 year old son, Ray.

Mr. L was very excited to become LGAE’s Parent Engagement Lead because he believes that when PARENTS & TEACHERS are WORKING TOGETHER AS PARTNERS in EDUCATION our STUDENTS can reach their fullest potential in school and in life.

Lemon Grove Academy Middle

Bricelda Perez

Parent Volunteer Coordinator LGA Middle


I’m Bricelda Perez a mother of two loving kids. For as long as I can remember, my dream has been to one day become a teacher. I love working with children and the positive environment they bring. Currently I'm enrolled in college taking some online classes. I’m also subbing some days in the after school program at Lemon Grove Academy Middle. I took the Parent Volunteer Coordinator position to help out parents and to get them involved with what's going on with their children in school. We are all in this together trying to support each other to become a better community, bring new ideas, and help each other out.


Parent Engagement Lead LGA Middle

Monterey Heights Elementary

Samantha Mark

Parent Volunteer Coordinator Monterey Heights

Coming soon!

Jennifer Hutto

Parent Engagement Lead Monterey Heights

Coming Soon!

Mt. Vernon Elementary

Raquel Lopez

Parent Volunteer Coordinator Mount Vernon


I'm Raquel Lopez I was born in Chicago Illinois but I am a San Diegan at heart. I have been an active member of the Lemon Grove community for 7 years. I'm currently the Mount Vernon Parent Volunteer Coordinator. All 3 of my kids have attended Mt. Vernon, so I have a special connection to the MV community.

I always say that community collaboration is a wonderful way to get to know your community and help volunteer. My favorite quote is by Theodore Roosevelt: "Believe you can and you're halfway there ."

Irisbelle Rodriguez-Mosler

Parent Engagement Lead Mt. Vernon

Irisbelle Rodriguez-Mosler has been an educator for 24 years in a variety of positions and districts. She has been an administrator, a teacher and a parent/community coordinator. Currently, Irisbelle is an Instructional Coach and a Parent Engagement Lead at Mount Vernon Elementary.

She grew up in Oak Park near Chollas Lake and spent many events and holidays with her family in Lemon Grove. Ms. Rodriguez-Mosler joined Lemon Grove School District in 2013 and has enjoyed working both inside and out of the classroom. She truly believes in and values the participation of all stakeholders at all levels. The key to success is empathy, listening, and learning from everyone. The best and most successful schools are those that recognize that every voice counts!

San Altos Elementary

Katia Williamson

Parent Volunteer Coordinator San Altos


My name is Katia Williamson and I have been involved in our Lemon Grove community since 2004! When I was young, I attended Golden Avenue then Lemon Grove Middle School and now have the pleasure of working with the school district!

I am Bilingual in English/Spanish and took 4 years of French. Aside from working for the district now, I am also a small business owner of a cleaning company (ProSteam CCS) since 2016. I am also an active licensed Pharmacy Technician and Immunizer at your local pharmacy here in Lemon Grove and I am also currently attending Cuyamaca College full time to pursue an Associates Degree of Science in Paralegal Studies.

I am also a parent to a wonderful 5 year old currently attending TK so I can relate with you as a working parent/student myself! I am FULL of energy and I would say, very outgoing as well!! I am a social butterfly and love to interact with parents and children as well.

My vision for San Altos is to promote a fun and positive environment for both parents and children. I would love to be your voice here at the school for any ideas and concerns you may have. Feel free to email me with any questions or if you would like to volunteer in any way possible I am here for you, your children, and our staff!!


Parent Engagement Lead San Altos

San Miguel Elementary

Rosa Rodriguez

Parent Volunteer Coordinator San Miguel



Parent Engagement Lead San Miguel

Vista La Mesa Academy

Micky Quach

Parent Volunteer Coordinator Vista La Mesa Academy


My name is Micky Quach, I was born in San Diego and I have 3 children. My oldest son has been in VLMA since 2013. I have help out with PTA at VLMA, it was a great experience. I would love to see the school grow with parents helping out and getting involved with more of the school activities. I also love learning new things, and helping out with the community when I have the chance. I’m so thankful to be the Parent Volunteer Coordinator for VLMA.

Tasha Whitley

Parent Volunteer Coordinator Vista La Mesa Academy

Coming Soon!

Preschool & Virtual Academy

Angelica Gonzalez

Parent Engagement Lead Preschool

My name is Angelica Gonzalez, I am the Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Lemon Grove Academy Elementary.

I am the Parent Engagement Lead in the Early Childhood Education Department here in Lemon Grove. I enjoy this title because I get to interact and get to know members of our community. I am the one who plans: coffee and conversations with our Director, workshops for parents, and family engagement nights as well. Some of the successful family nights we have had include bingo, painting, and read-alouds.

I look forward to serving the families of our Little Lemons.

Kelli Yale

Parent Engagement Lead Virtual Academy

Kelli Yale currently teaches First Grade at The Virtual Academy. She was a teacher at San Altos for 30 years before moving to online teaching. At San Altos she was very active in PTA and planned many Family Nights throughout the years including the annual Craft & Math Nights. Kelli volunteered to be the Family Engagement Lead Teacher at the Virtual Academy because she wanted to continue to provide strong support to the students in Independent Study. This year she planned a Growth Mindset & Goal Setting Zoom event for Virtual Academy families. Kelli is very proud of the excellent work done by staff and teachers to support families that have chosen to remain online. It has been exciting to see students embrace online learning. Her motto is the same as the PTA motto... "Together We Are Better!"