The Migrant Education Program (MEP) at Region 15
    For over 30 years, the USDE Office of Migrant Education has provided funds for supplemental academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural and fishing industries.
    The Migrant Education Program (MEP) addresses the educational needs of farm worker children who move with their families to harvest the fruits and vegetables that help feed our nation. The MEP ensures that all migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements or state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

    Program Goal


     The Texas MEP’s goal is to provide all migrant children with the opportunity to reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) in order to prepare them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment.
    Region 15 Migrant Program Goal


    The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a program that serves the unique educational and support needs of migrant students and their families. The migrant program helps students succeed in school and transition to postsecondary education and/or employment. 


    Please click on the following links for more information:



    A Bright Beginning

    Project Smart


    NGS / ID&R



    Family Survey

    Migrant Resources

    Community Resources


    Region 15 Migrant Education Program Staff:

    Name Job Title Phone Number Email
     Elizabeth Rangel  Migrant Specialist  (325) 481-4069  elizabeth.rangel@esc15.net
     Mary Castanela  Bilingual/ESL/Migrant Specialist  (325) 481-4068  mary.castanela@esc15.net
     Monica Diaz  Out-of-School Youth Specialist/Recruiter  (325) 481-4066  monica.diaz@esc15.net