Parent Support Specialist & Social Services

Parent Support Specialist

My name is Mercedes Leal and I am your Parent Support Specialist for Eastside Early College High School. 

The education of our children depends on a successful partnership between you and Eastside Early College High School. That is why your involvement is important. There is no one like you! 

As your Parent Support Specialist, I can assist in several ways, Together, you and I can: Find resources you may need- I can help find assistance when needed. Learn new things about school and how to help your child succeed. Look for workshops for parents throughout the year and become leaders in our school! 

Your input and participation in school committees such as Campus Advisory Council (CAC) is vital.  Become a Parent Volunteer!  Volunteers are welcomed and needed! Everyone who volunteers will need to attend a volunteer orientation. 


¡Estimados Padres y Familias de Eastside, Casa de los Panteras! 

¡Bienvenido a nuestra escuela! 

Mi nombre es Mercedes Leal y soy la Especialista de Padres para la escuela de Eastside. La educación de nuestros hijos depende en tener una asociación de éxito entre usted y la escuela de Allison.  Por eso su participación es tan importante.  ¡No hay nadie como usted! 

Como su Especialista de Padres, yo les puedo ayudar de varias maneras. Juntos podemos: Encontrar recursos que usted necesita- Servicios en nuestra comunidad, puedo encontrar ayuda necesaria. Aprender nuevas cosas sobre la escuela- y cómo ayudar a su hijo/a  a tener éxito. ¡Habrá talleres para los padres durante todo el año! Ser líderes en nuestra escuela. 

Su aportación y participación en comités como el Concilio de la Escuela (CAC) es importante.  ¡Sea un Padre Voluntario!  Voluntarios son bienvenidos y necesarios! Los voluntarios serán requeridos a asistir una orientación de voluntarios. 

Mercedes Leal, Parent Support Specialist/Especialista de Apoyo para Padres 
Parent Room/Salón de Padres  (512) 414-5810 x23526 

Social Services

Hello Eastside community! My name is Francis Carrillo and I am the Social Services Specialist at Eastside Early College High School. As the School Social Worker I work alongside the student support services team. Sometimes many of us need extra support in school and often problems in life affect how we are doing. Nevertheless, I am here to help! All services are completely free, voluntary and confidential.

Services offered to students and families include:

  • Support groups for a variety of topics including teen pregnancy, emotions management, college and career readiness, and other topics
  • Individual counseling for crisis, short term, and as needed situations
  • Community resource information and referrals for homelessness and housing support
  • Family meetings as necessary
  • School supplies and backpacks as available
  • Clothing closet and hygiene items
  • Food pantry

If there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to contact me. Paws Up Panthers!
Office Phone: 512-414-5810 ext. 23579
Google Voice: 512-360-8277