Cultural & Family Community Liaison

Hola!  My name is Claudia Johnson, I am a new Cultural & Family Community Liaison for the DCSD and I work with all the schools located in Castle Rock.  My home office is located at Mesa Middle school.

A little bit about me:

I was born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, and moved to Colorado in 1999.  I graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Mexico (Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico) with a Human Resources degree and a minor in Psychology.  I love spending time with my family,  my husband and my two daughters, who are my world.  I moved from Boulder County to Castle Rock last year, and I have had the opportunity to work in many different schools in Colorado.  I am really excited about working in DCSD. I am looking forward to having a great school year and connecting with students, parents and the community.  

The question that a lot of people ask me is: what is a community liaison?

“The DCSD liaisons are cultural mediators and embassadors, who build relationships with families,schools and community.”

How can I support the parents,teachers  and students?

Will be a team, and I will be the bridge of communication between the school staff and the parent’s to make sure the parents understand the school district system and make them feel welcome and not afraid  to ask questions or concerns about the students.  I will be working not only with Spanish-speaking families but also with any parents of multicultural students that need support and resourses to make them feel welcome in the school. 

For example, if a parent doesn't know how to enroll a student in the school or in sports, or if parents/teachers need help communicating something important; I can make sure this communication will happen.   

What are my resources for communicating with families in a language they can understand?

Here is my email :  [email protected] 

Looking forward to having a great school year 2023-2024!    

Claudia Johnson