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

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 224-303-1051.



Laura. Francart
Manager of FACE 

Phone: (224)-303-1012 Email: [email protected]

Laura Francart was born and raised in Kenosha County. She made the shift to urban education when entering college at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. After earning her Bachelor of Science in 2005, Laura graduated in 2013 with a Master of Arts from Alverno College. Most recently, she attended Concordia University to complete work in Administration and Director of Instruction. With 17 years of experience as an urban educator and leader working in some of the largest Urban school districts in Wisconsin, Laura is excited to be joining WPS60! Outside of education, Laura has worked as a Village Trustee for the Village of Salem Lakes, Parks Commission Chairperson, Treasure/Founder of Moving Silver Lake Forward, and a Founder/Secretary of Silver Lake Happenings. With over 20 plus years of community work, she is looking forward to the role of Family and Community Engagement Manager.



Ashlei Lopez
Facilitator of FACE 

Phone: (224)-303-1059 Email: [email protected]

Ashlei Lopez is a native of Rockford, Illinois and is new to Waukegan Public Schools. Ashlei began her career with the school district in 2023 as a long-term substitute at John Lewis middle school. She has since been moved to the F.A.C.E. Department as our Facilitator. Prior to her work with Waukegan Public Schools,  Ashlei served as a Social Media and Recruitment Specialist with Mercyhealth Systems. She obtained an undergraduate degree in communications from Arkansas Tech University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of communications from the University of Texas A&M - Texarkana. Her goal while working in the district is to expand opportunities for our community organizations to partner with the district and their families to increase access to proficient communication, assistance and support to all stakeholders. 





Quinn Norman 
Manager of FACE 

Phone: (224)-303-1051 Email: [email protected]

Quinn Norman is a product of Waukegan Schools and has attended Glen Flora, Andrew Cooke, and Waukegan High School (Class of 98).  After graduating Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders she returned to Lake County and worked at the College of Lake County.  She began a teaching career at North Elementary where she worked as a Dual 4th grade teacher, a 2nd grade Dual language teacher.  After completing a Masters of Special Education she began teaching at North as a Resource teacher.  She taught as a resource teacher for 12 years.  Finally, for the last 5 years has been working as an Instructional Coach at North Elementary school.  During her professional working time she also has continued her own professional growth by getting a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction.  She has contributed to her school community in addition to teaching by being a WIN trainer and a PBIS leader.  She has contributed to her district community  in the coordination of the EDUcamp conferences for the last 2 years and Black History Month events.  As a Waukegan alumni she is grateful for the education and opportunities Waukegan has given her.  Her goal is to help parents succeed in full participation in their children’s education and to help them feel like the active stakeholders they are in their children’s education when collaborating with the schools.


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