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Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) 

The goal of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

Louisiana MEP staff will coordinate statewide ID&R activities in order to ensure identification of all eligible migrant children in the state. Professional development and training in key areas of ID&R, data collection and reporting will be provided, along with assistance for all recruiters. Relevant up-to-date training will be provided through on-site face to face training, webinar conferencing, and other forms of professional development. All training will be relevant to Louisiana with helpful resources from reputable sources.

Contact the Louisiana MEP ID&R team at:

email: idr.team@louisiana-mep.org                                                                       

phone:  866-963-6677

 

Purpose of the Migrant Education Program


OUR STAFF

Tomi Soto

Statewide Recruiter

tomi.soto@louisiana-mep.org

As a Statewide Recruiter, Tomi is responsible for conducting recruitment around the state, providing support to targeted areas. Tomi moved to Louisiana from the South Arkansas Migrant Education Program where she served as a Recruiter since 1999.

Laurie Stewart

Statewide Recruiter

laurie.stewart@louisiana-mep.org - (225) 369-0560

Laurie Stewart is a Statewide Recruiter with ESCORT. She is responsible for disseminating and following up on search forms statewide. She also conducts recruitment in targeted parishes in the southeast region of the state. Prior to working with ESCORT, Laurie worked for more than 22 years in Terrebonne Parish School District as an elementary teacher, an EL teacher, and a Migrant recruiter.

Andrea Roberts

Statewide Recruiter

andrea.roberts@louisiana-mep.org - (225) 372-0419

Andrea Roberts is a Statewide Recruiter with ESCORT. She is responsible for conducting in the field ID&R activities across the state. She also conducts recruitment in targeted parishes in the southeast region of the state. Prior to working with ESCORT, Andrea was a Recruiter & Advocate for St. Martin Parish.

Clare Ortiz

Regional Recruiter

clare.ortiz@louisiana-mep.org - (xxx) xxx-xxxx

Clare Ortiz is a Regional Recruiter/Advocate for the Arkansas MEP where she coordinated the OSY Summer School during the Summer of 2020. Clare also recruits migratory children and youth during her spare time for the Louisiana and Missouri MEPs.

Matt Flaherty

ID&R Specialist and Recruiter

mattflaherty8@gmail.com - 2076329186

Matt Flaherty is an ID&R Specialist and Recruiter with ESCORT. He reviews Louisiana Certificates of Eligibility (COEs) for eligibility and consistency. He also helps plan Identification and Recruitment activities at a statewide level.