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 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).

Eric L. Thompson

Eric L. Thompson is a lifelong Waukegan resident is also a Waukegan High School Alumni. He holds an Associates degree in business from Triton College. 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 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 Manager

Office: 224-303-1036



Eric Thompson

Eric L. Thompson
Family and Community Engagement School Outreach Facilitator

Office: 224-303-1051

Cell: 224-306-7496


F.A.C.E. Liaisons
New in 2019-2020 school year: FACE liaisons. Each school has identified a FACE liaison. The liaisons are able to register you for workshops/events. They are your link to the FACE department and have information regarding district events and initiatives. 

School Liaison
Lightfoot Constance Vages
Carman Buckner Mildred Diaz de la Garcia
Clark Tereca Wood
Clearview Rosanna Cardenas- Ortiz
Cooke Magnet Carol Gimondo
Glen Flora Rebecca Treister
Greenwood Vilma Caceres
Hyde Park Elizabeth Gonzalez
Little Fort Sandra Arroyave
Lyon Magnet
McCall Janet Alvarez
North Maria Camacho
Oakdale Bridgette Gray
Washington Elem. Jonathan Widger
Whittier Jennifer Franklin
Juarez Oscar Dupuy
Jack Benny
Abbott Vanessa Campos
Jefferson Milton Moore


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