Family and Community Engagement

The Family and Community Engagement Department, also known as F.A.C.E. is the link between all of our stakeholders. F.A.C.E focuses on procuring and providing resources, planning district events and workshops through Family Institute, creating partnerships among various community agencies, supporting parents and guardians, and bridging communication between our schools, district office and community.

Family and Community Engagement Department Welcome

Carolina Fabian: Welcome. I am Carolina Fabian, Manager of the Family and Community Engagement Department for Waukegan Public Schools. At Waukegan Public Schools, we know that when families are actively involved, well informed, and connected to all stakeholders. Our students will receive high quality education and thereby our community will benefit.

Our department is responsible for being the bridge between all stakeholders to ensure that our families have access to the necessary resources for their child’s academic success. We do this by providing district wide events, family institute, field trips, alumni outreach, resource referrals, and a presence in the community. We are always available if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or would like to explore opportunities for partnership. You may contact us at 224-303-1036.


Carolina D. Fabian

Ms.Fabian is a Waukegan Native whose children currently attend Waukegan Public Schools. She began her career in the district as a paraprofessional in February of 2002. She then earned her Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University with a focus in Elementary Education with a Type 03 certificate and began working as a Bilingual Teacher in 2006. During her tenure as a teacher she served in several committees, was a lead teacher, and has presented in a national conference for bilingual educators on behalf of Waukegan Public Schools.

In 2014 she earned her Master's degree from the American College of Education with a focus in Educational Administration and currently holds a Type 75 certificate. Finally, in 2017, in response to stakeholder's desire for more streamlined district accessibility, Ms. Fabian was appointed to manage the newly established Family and Community Engagement Department (F.A.C.E).

Currently, she is the Little Fort Lions Vice President, a member of Lake County Leaders United, and the National Institute of Educational Leadership. 

Angela Ramirez

Angela began her career with Waukegan Public Schools as a proud parent of WPS students and community member since 2005. Although her career in Family and Community Engagement and Bilingual Education began long before then spanning over three decades.
Previously she worked for both non profits and other districts in various roles thus bringing a wealth of resources and knowledge with her.  Angela hosted "For our Children" in ESPN 1220 AM . She was a board member for Asociación Comunitaria Latina. She has written curriculum on working with parents through the University of Illinois. Additionally she has presented at the Bilingual Parent Summit conference, The Conference for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, The National Association of Bilingual Educators and at Early Head Conference for the State of IL, The Statewide ESSA conference and the National Community Schools and Family Engagement conference. She is certified in as a Baby Talk Instructor, Recovery Coach Instructor, Google Level 1 instructor, Nail Technician Instructor, a Medical Office Certification and an Associates of Arts in Early Education. Currently, she works between the F.A.C.E and the Bilingual and Multicultural Department. In addition to this she is an active board Member of NIRCO and Girls of Character and a Little Fort Lions Member and North Chicago Rotary Club Member. 

Eric L. Thompson

Eric L. Thompson is a lifelong Waukegan resident is also a Waukegan High School Alumni. Thompson began his career with the school district in 2017 as safety officer at Brookside Campus. He then moved to the office of Student Supports in 2018 to fulfill the role of truancy officer. He since has been promoted to the F.A.C.E. Department as our School Outreach Facilitator.  Prior to his work with WPS he worked at Menta academy where he worked with autistic students.






Carolina Fabian
Carolina Fabian
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Office: 224-303-1036

Email:[email protected]

Angela Ramirez
Parent Manager 
Office: 224-303-1059
Email: [email protected]

Eric Thompson
Eric L. Thompson
Family and Community Engagement School Outreach Facilitator
Office: 224-303-1051
Cell: 224-306-7496
Email: [email protected]


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