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Thirty-one PSJA ISD parents earn GED amidst pandemic


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PHARR – Despite the current pandemic, 31 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) parents continued learning virtually and fulfilled their dream of earning a GED.

These parents continued taking virtual classes through the PSJA Parental Engagement Program in partnership with South Texas College and Region One throughout the summer.

PSJA Parent Dayana Avila expressed gratitude for the support from teachers and the district to help her continue learning.

“I wanted to continue my studies to be an example for my daughter as she grows up,” said Avila. “This will also help us improve our way of life.”

The following parents earned their GED:

1. Juana Doria 

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2. Isidra B. Montaño

3. Rosa Zertuche 

4. Julio Silva 

5. Perla R. Ramirez

6. Jessica Jasso

7. Ricardo Castro

8. Miguel García 

9. Dalia Rios

10. Gabriela Ortiz 

11. Liliana Chupin

12. Elva Pińon

13. Isabel Baez

14. Claudia Morales

15. Martha Garza

16. Gabriela Pequeño

17. Aracely Gomez

18. Ana L. Antonio

19. Rocio Rojas 

20. Flor Espinoza

21. Daisy Hernandez

22. Zoila Arauz

23. Silvia Paniagua

24. Ernesto Martinez

25. Alejandra Hernandez 

26. Ana Vasquez 

27. Aysa Zavala                                               

28. Fabiola Gomez                                              

29. Maria I. Lopez                        

30. Rocio Rojas

31. Jennifer Leal

“Congratulations to our amazing parents for being committed to their education despite these challenging times,” said PSJA Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “Parents are a child’s first teacher, we commend you for your efforts and for being great role models for your children!”

Through the district’s nationally recognized parent program, each year over 6,000 PSJA ISD parents participate in free classes in any of the eight Parent/Community Education Centers throughout the tri-city area. These efforts will continue this semester virtually.

To participate in the free parent virtual classes, individuals must be parents of PSJA ISD students and can sign up for the FREE classes at https://www.psjaisd.us/parentclasses

All parents are also invited to follow the department on Facebook @PSJAParentalEngagement and attend the Family Learning Academies every Tuesday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Facebook LIVE.

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