Meet The Parents Ask Team

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Javier Morales, M.S.

Special Education Parent Educator

I am proud to be part of the Parents Ask Team.  Each member is very dedicated and passionate about empowering parents of children with special needs. We all understand the importance of preparing parents in creating home environments that support children as learners.

Our team members relate to the words of Helen Keller:

“I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

 

pa2Loretta Zayas-Revai; Special Education Specialist/Trainer

Loretta has a Master’s Degree in Education a second Master’s Degree in Counseling and a third Master’s Degree in School Psychology. Loretta Zayas-Revai counts with over 19 years’ experience working for school districts and is highly knowledgeable on Local Education Agency operations. Loretta’s years of experience has made her a specialist in education laws, resolutions and special education codes. Additionally Loretta understands the functions of special education services, placements and programs available to children with learning disabilities. Loretta’s passion for providing support and guidance to families who have children with disabilities has moved her to become a Certified Special Education Mediator.  Loretta’s experience and mentorship is a key element in the success of Parents Ask.

 

pa3Daisy Favela; Operations Director;        daisy@parentsaskperiodical.com

Daisy grew up as the daughter of two immigrant parents and can personally relate to the obstacles Spanish-speaking parents encounter when they have a child with a learning disability. When she entered kindergarten she had no trouble learning the language however learning to read was a completely different story. Due to her dyslexia, she struggled and fell behind most of her classmates. Daisy had the unique experience of being exposed to different special education interventions and has personal experience of the impact quality services can make. The results of the personal attention and her parent’s advocacy, after a few years she was no longer behind in reading.  She was able to finish school two years before her classmates. Daisy completed her Associate’s Degree Program from Northwest Vista College at the age of 18 and now she is enrolled at Texas A&M University, San Antonio. Daisy believes the following: “Parents need to know how to navigate the special education system and learn to become advocates for their children. By providing workshops in Spanish and English combined with a Parent Coach, I am convinced we can make all the difference in their children’s lives. This is why I am grateful I get to be part of this amazing team”.

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